All posts tagged Habits

Gender stereotypes

Gender Stereotypes In Russia

Many Russians are intolerant to any kind of diversity. A person’s behavior should fit in “age and gender appropriate” image. Let’s explore what that means…


Storytelling in Russia from Tolstoy To Modern Days

Russians love to tell stories. Narrative styles do show intercultural differences in the most vivid way. So, how do Russian stories differ from stories from…

Night traffic jams in Moscow

How to Entertain Yourself in Moscow Traffic Jams?

People living in other cities will not be able to relate to that. Most people consider an everyday commute of 30-40 minutes each way to…

Black cat brings bad luck

Do Russians Believe in Superstitions?

It is quite funny that people of the country, which sent the first man in space, are quite superstitious. Some superstitions are the same worldwide,…


Maslenitsa – Time to Eat Russian Blinis!

 Do you guys eat blinis all the time or just on some special holidays? Yes, we eat blinis(Russian pancakes) time from time all year round….


Unofficial Taxi in Moscow

Another interesting culture phenomena was private “taxi”.  I have never seen people give a ride to strangers so easily.  I couldn’t understand what you talk with the…


What are Some Favorite Junk Foods in Russia?

Most favorite junk food in modern Russia is McDonald’s. McDonald’s arrived to Russia in the 90s, opening a store in the heart of the city. That…


Balcony, Country House, Garbage Can or the Lifecycle of Things

Balkon, dacha, pomoika (balcony, country house, garbage can) or the lifecycle of things This phrase will instantly cause a smile on any Russian’s face. And…


Russians Take Off Shoes at Home

I always wondered about the custom of taking off shoes when you go to someone’s place. For me, it appeared to be quite funny to…