- Jul 1, 2010
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I happened to be Russian in a foreign society... if I try to count how many times this dialog took place: "why aren't you drinking? I thought you're Russian!" "yes, I am, but it's not really connected"I'll probably count more than 100 times. I noticed that foreigners are rich in stereotypes about Russia, but I guess it's more or less the case about every country in the world. What stereotypes have you met about your home country?
Russian family in imagination of a foreigner: - Honey, I'm home! - But why so late? - Our bear has injured his leg on the way home, so I had to stop and to get him some vodka. - I see. Ok, everybody take places! Let's drink vodka. - Mom, may I go to play with the bear? - Sure, but have vodka firstly. - By the way, where is our grand father? - He's been standing in the line for coupons on coupons for 2 weeks already. - It's good that he had vodka before he left! And you also don't sit here doing nothing, better have some vodka! - Ok, go have a walk son, but don't forget to write a report to the KGB by this evening! And buy some vodka on the way home - we're running out of it. - Honey, it's kind of hot. Can you please turn off the nuclear reactor? - Sure, I'll finish vodka and turn it off, while you'll be playing balalaika.