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Things I learned about Russian culture

12 June 2010 No Comment

Jerry Moyer is a children’s minister that runs US nationwide ministry for kids called Jubilee Gang Ministries. He went to Russia for the first time in march of 2010 and here is some cliffnotes of his observations.
Things I learned about Russian Culture:

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 1: Most Russians live in high rise Apartment buildings called flats and have very small living space.

Things I have learned about Russian Culture part 2: Most Russian homes cannot adjust the heat up and down in their homes. If it gets too hot they open the window.

Things I have learned about Russian Culture part 3: Russians put Sour Cream in and on a lot of things. They even like a

table spoon in soup

Things I have learned about Russian Culture Part 4: Russian furniture is very low to the ground and usually very hard.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 5: Offer a Russian official a bribe (gift) and you’ll probably get what you want and get it a lot faster.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 6: If your church is not Russian Orthodox you are considered a CULT

by government & most people.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 7: The hot water in Russian sinks is Very Hot! It will scald you if it is barely on!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 8: when eating in Russia don’t eat too much soup. Save room for the 2nd & 3rd course or you will get too full! Then comes the Tea!!!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 9: Russian hospitality is like southern hospitality! As soon as you walk in the door they start trying to feed you and give you Tea! They do not take no for an answer either.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 10: Russians don’t shovel their sidewalks. They walk on over a foot or more of padded down snow. Don’t step off the path or you will sink in 2 foot of snow!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 11: Russians eat some kind of soup for at least one meal each day. Sometimes More!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 12: Russian bathrooms consists of 2 rooms 1 has the toilet the other has a bath tub, sink, and a washing machine. No dryers. Not much room to turn around in either room. Just do your business and leave.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 13: Don’t ever burp in Russia! It equals passing gas!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 14: Russian drivers think nothing of driving 60 to 70 MPH on snow covered curvy roads! They even got up to 94 MPH a few times on straight stretches.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 15: Any part of the street is fair game for a Russian driver. They drive on both sides of the road and the middle.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 16: Russians drink everything out of tea cups. No Glasses or plastic. Just small tea cups.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 17: Never ever wear your shoes in a Russian home under any circumstances. Hats also!

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 18: The EPA & PETA would go crazy here! Russians love to wear fur coats and hats. A lot of factories with smoke stacks pushing smoke out. The air is not very clean.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 19: Russians drink hot tea for every meal and then some. Every occasion and gathering calls for hot tea. Really there does not need to be an occasion to drink tea.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 20: Most Russians I have met are very hospitable and remind me of southern hospitality.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 21. They do not plow their streets like Americans do. The roads have a wall of snow on each side with tire tracks they drive through and the snow in the middle of the tracks drag the bottom of the cars.

Things I have learned about Russian culture part 22: People walk down the middle of the roads and drivers don’t slow down or swerve to miss them.

Things I have learned about Russian Culture part 22: Russian Taxi drivers are very prompt. As soon as you call them they are there. We never had to wait on them they were usually waiting on us.

Things I have learned about Russian Culture Part 23: Less than 50 percent of Russians own cars. They walk or take public transportation everywhere.

Things I have learned about Russian Culture Part 24: Russian busses are either too hot or too cold. If they are hot you will get motion sickness with all the bumps. If they are cold they are the temperature outside which was around 0 degree’s F. or less at times. Russian trains are cold also! Brrrrrrrrrrr!

God Bless You

Jerry Moyer
The Jubilee Gang
Web Site www.jubileegang.com

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