10. How they view a Party
Whereas an American office party will usually feature soda and a pizza, it’s not uncommon for Russians to drink wine, vodka and whiskey at a company party. It’s also common for people to get extremely plastered and bear their emotions to the entire world at house parties. See more here.
9. How they view each other
Russians tend to accept each other and believe in fate, Americans on the other hand believe through hard work and a bit of luck they can accomplish anything no matter who’s in the way.
8. How they view Relationships
Nearly three-quarters of Russians in 2013 didn’t think homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared with 33 percent of the US and anywhere between 11 and 22 percent among many of Russia’s developed European peers. See more here.
7. How they view Money
In surveys of Russian and American students, the Americans ranked these values in importance: Money, career, family friends. Russians ranked the same values this way: Family, friends, career, money. See more here.
6. How they view Leadership
The difference between Russia and America is simple: Russia’s leader is Russian who is against radical Islam, On the other hand America’s leader is a muslim who aids, trains, and funds Islāmic terrorism behind America’s back.
5. How Women view Men
Naturally, women are different everywhere, and every woman has her own inimitable personality. However, it has been long ago noted that Russian women are more open than the others. Communication with American women can resembles an arm wrestling match: They see men as competition and don’t engender them as men. Quite to the opposite , Russian women are not afraid of a man’s masculinity and believe femininity is a part of being a woman.
4. How they view Drinking
What was once a huge problem in Russia has begun to decline, don’t get me wrong Russians still love their vodka and I will still hear them outside our window singing late into the night. So what has changed? The younger generation doesn’t have the social economic problems the older generation faced. Their reasons for drinking are much different then in the past. The biggest problem remains in the older male generation that can’t seem to shake the shackles of the past. See more here.
However in America the problem is with the irresponsible younger generation not the older. Seems to be an opposite problem to the East. Young adults in the States have a problem with binge drinking which leads to alcohol poisoning. Recent data indicates that 46% of young adults (12.4 million) engaged in excessive drinking in the last year. Clearly in the States the older generation is the wiser. See more here.
3. How they view Education.
This is a very interesting topic that has complex answers. What I did find was a very interesting article describing the differences. The writer is a Russian student studying in America, she shares her experiences with both in a well balanced fashion.
Being a student in the U.S. is different in a lot of ways than what I experienced back in Russia. Classes are taught differently, schools are run differently, and grades are doled out differently – some for the good and some for the bad. Here are the top 10 things I’ve had to adjust to as a student in America. Would they be as different for you? See more here.
2. How they view Celebrities
It’s a very interesting fact that in Russia, musicians and composers are considered high society and are the stars where as film and TV actors are not as iconic. From my own personal experience in being able to speak to a once Russian actor, they don’t make much money and society doesn’t think much of them.
On the other side of this coin in America, Film and TV actors are considered stars and are more a part of high society and musicians and composers are not so much. Again knowing from first hand and working with actors and actress in Los Angeles just how much people fawn over them.
It’s fascinating that the two different cultures look so differently at TV & Movies celebrities and Musicians and composers. Russian culture identifies itself much more to the musical arts and the American culture identifies with the movie industry. I think something could be read into this but I will leave it to the reader to discover it. See more here.
1. How the Women Look
Most American women (not all) in general view being out in public as one big slumber party. This seems to be the reality of today’s American fashion scene. It’s typical in America to see women dressed in pajamas and sweatpants at the bank, the post office, the store and even at work. A majority will be found in Flip-flops and Uggs, and nothing else. At best, they will dress themselves in jeans and a hooded sweatshirt, which is their version of dressing for the occasion. Finding a woman in a dress and she’s thought of as a …………see more here.
However in Russia women are beautiful (at least this is what they hear all the time) they are aware of their beauty, they like to make themselves beautiful and they enjoy being beautiful. “Beauty will save the world” – is one of the most favorite Russian quotes apparently by F.Dostoevski. See more here.
Update: Just found a fun post on the difference between Russia and America here, check it out.