The Poor Mans Choice – Samogon Samogon is the Robin Hood of alcohol, why do I say that? Well when you get outside the big cities and out in the back woods of Russia it becomes the poor man’s choice against the other monster drink – Vodka. This is Russian moonshine and unlike its American … More Rebel Backyard Booze – Samogon – A Russian Moonshine
1: Despite having the best subway system in the world, there are millions of Muscovite’s who refuse to ever take it, and spend half their lives stuck in traffic. 2: A Russian will use the slightest reason to bring everyone gifts of chocolate. “It’s your birthday in four and a half months? Wow! Chocolate for … More A Few more Fun Facts about Russia
In the Still of the Night It’s night time and the bar is closed. A German, French, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian mouse are all peering out a hole in the wall into a local bar. They are consulting and arguing with one another if the cat is somewhere in the bar. The German mouse steps … More So a German, French, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian Mouse enter a Bar
True Story So I went to this wedding last night. We all got on this bus and headed out into the woods (oops Taiga). We rode down this very bumpy dirt road having no clue where we were going. Just the week before we read in the newspaper that there was some crazy guy killing … More Picture of the Day – July 27
Negotiating with Russians There is a great Russian proverb: “Don’t hurry to reply, but hurry to listen.” Most Americans will generally regard compromise as desirable and inevitable, to them it’s a logical way of doing business. But Russians regard this kind of compromise as a sign of weakness, they feel it’s a retreat from what … More So you want to negotiate with Russians
1: Russians distrust anything cheap. (no wal-marts in Russia) 2: The English word “bargain” can not be adequately translated into Russian. 3: Although Russians distrust anything with a cheap price, they are fine with freebies. (Americans too) 4: A Russian who reaches high levels of power feels it his his/her duty to put … More So you want to know a little about Russians? Part I
Have you ever heard about the “mysterious Russian soul” when someone starts talking about Russia or Russians. If you plan to come to Russia, or if you just want to understand them then you’ll find the following article of interest. Levada Analytical Center, non-governmental research organization in Russia, published some interesting results – statistics on … More What are the Morals of Russians?