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Myths About Russia. I dedicate this comp to my fellow Russian FunnyJunkers.. Tara' Emma Hello everyone! You guys know me best From my Japan comps but did you kn

I dedicate this comp to my fellow Russian FunnyJunkers.

Tara' Emma
Hello everyone! You guys know me best From my
Japan comps but did you know I was born m
Russia? I enjoy sharing my Russian culture with
people but We heard quite a Few myths about my
country and people over the years. so grab your
comrades pour some vodka and join this crazy gal
as she kills some myths yet again!
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coldest countries in the world At,
in the winter, with nests or ii?; I
up to -30 degrees Celsius N T
Fahrenheit) common in the
Moscow area and getting even A
colder Further North.
However. a lot of regions m
Russia also have incredibly
warm summers, and very mild
Fall and spring seasons.
twa is dangerous
Russia is not any more dangerous than '
any other big country! OF course,
every city has its bad neighborhoods, .
and you‘ re looking For trouble, you
will always Find it. However, you
abide by normal sway rules and don' t
do anything illegal. you will not be m
any more danger than you would be m
New York or Paris. There are also a
lot OF police m Russia. which can be a
different problem. but also means that
it' s very salt on Russian streets.
3. are
Russians love alcohol m general, i’ -» 1.. _
and vodka especially. but most ' _ I
or them are not alcoholics.
Russians drink a lot, but
because of this they have a very
high alcohol tolerance! Yes, _
alcohol is present at almost "cc. , _ -
every occasion m Russia, but "Fart tin: eat it big piece "
this is a matter or custom and Breded aith it Wt "F Butter
also be less intense*
Russians actually love
American trends, media,
music and culture. They tend , ‘g
to get access to these things 1 ) _ K
later than the rest or the _
Western world - the First .5 I
Starbucks in Russia did not C f
appear until 2007 - but they T
appreciate them even more. one First
For , is opened up m Moscow in
outrageously popular in 1989. I' m Still not it Fan"
Russia.
when raising it glass with it group or
Russian people, do not say "Na SAY VHAT!?
udarov' y I". This is not a toast; ies
something Russian people say when
somebody thanks them For a nice
meal. Although Russian people make
toasts with practically every sip or it
drink, they usually say it unique toast
every time, ea. ‘To our '.
if your visiting a Russian
IF you want to make it in family and they offer you a
Russia, stick with " van", which drink. do not say yes unless
means ‘To you!" and is Very you' re prepared to have your
acceptable glass refilled until the liquor is
gone»
6. ’ Mama anre/ or 50
Unfortunately, you do need an
invitation and a visa to travel “Ag.
to Russia, but these are a lot
easier to get than you may J,
think! Hotels in Russia and
travel agencies will send you
an invitation For a small Fee,
and the visa process itself
consists a couple simple
visits to your nearest Russian
embassy.
52 are gloomy
he you take a look people ' [
on the streets. m the metro, or m
the stores, you may well think that t "i( ,
they never smile. The truth is,
however, that Russians are warm.
Newly. and extremely Funny dust
not m public. It is a norm m Russia 2 _
to have tme' s "serious Face" on _
while m public places, and being . _
too loud or showing too much , ""
emotion is considered Strange and .
perhaps even impolite.
8. are racist
Russian people are actually _ ere
very openminded. They may
not be aware or the polite
way to talk about people '
from other cultures, but ata
that does not mean that
they have any malicious
intent. In Fact, they are
usually curious about and
happy to talk with visitors
from other countries.
9. are Eaa
This one ' t really need
elaboration. because obviously. “IF m MAM
are not spies. There , );=.
are probably as many Russian
secret service workers as there x _ '
are American. French, or Q. / "
Canadian "spies". This myth g "s, L
comes From the Cold war and "In" asciiy
From Hollywood movies. and
bringing it up to Russian people
is NOT Funny - it only irritates
them. because it is so pervasive.
10. AZ are
This is another Cold Barrera myth . _
that is best not mentioned to ‘Russian . I l _
people. There are some Russian people k
that still think Communism was a good -
idea. but they are new and far
between. For most Russian people.
Communism meant scarcity of mod
and other resources and being afraid
o; both one’: government and one’:
neighbors. Not only are most Russians
not communists. but I would even say
are especially unlikely to
endorse a Communist regime.
And that was all she
wrote. Join me next week
when I share some Facts '
about Russia! If I missed
any myths please Feel free ..
to ask and I will answer s '
the best I can.
...
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
#1 - crazyolitis
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Not showing much emotion in public, eh? I'd say you're right about that.
Not showing much emotion in public, eh? I'd say you're right about that.
#8 to #1 - bizengaust [OP]
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User avatar #9 to #8 - crazyolitis
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Not just no ****, it's a negative ****.
User avatar #12 - misticalz
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Alright this is ********
we all know you are american
stop
#14 to #12 - bizengaust [OP]
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prove it bitch
prove it bitch
User avatar #15 to #14 - misticalz
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lol just by saying that I know you're not Russian
#16 to #15 - bizengaust [OP]
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That's pretty presumptuous and not a good reason behind your accusation. By that logic I could probably assume that your a duck typing at a computer. Try to come up with a stable argument other then "she used slang? oh she must be American because there is no such thing as people from foreign countries adapting to patterns of speech or linguistics of people around them"
User avatar #17 to #16 - misticalz
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>prove it
usually when ppl say that they're lyin boi

also stop using big words to try and sound smart and dominant in this convo lmfao
#18 to #17 - bizengaust [OP]
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So if I don't argue like a little kid and scream "oh my lord your a liar! everyone is so mean!" I must be American huh. Is that what Americans do? Argue like two year olds? Do they also force themselves to pick and choose their words carefully so they don't overload the ignorantly fragile minds of others. If your American, you've just gravely disrespected your people and if not, your just an ignorant fool. People like you just prove that this website is full of immature kids Вам должно быть стыдно
#137 to #18 - anon id: 684270a8
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"If your American, you've just gravely disrespected your people and if not, your just an ignorant fool."   
   
>your   
>you're   
   
No offense, just sayin'.
"If your American, you've just gravely disrespected your people and if not, your just an ignorant fool."

>your
>you're

No offense, just sayin'.
#139 to #137 - bizengaust [OP]
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Sorry at that point I was rage typing.
Sorry at that point I was rage typing.
User avatar #20 to #18 - misticalz
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No, you should be ashamed. Making fun of half of your fanbase. Americans

Let it be known that bizengaust hates Americans.
#21 to #20 - bizengaust [OP]
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only under the condition that we can let it be known that misticalz is one ignorant ************
#32 to #21 - zombieloan
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this whole thread made me laugh. kudos
#35 to #32 - bizengaust [OP]
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I know right? obvious troll is obvious and I don't usually feed them but some people.....you can't help but ask them wtf?
I know right? obvious troll is obvious and I don't usually feed them but some people.....you can't help but ask them wtf?
#37 to #35 - zombieloan
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Reasons like that i consider America the retarded lovechild of Britain
and i LIVE here
#38 to #37 - bizengaust [OP]
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I've never had any issues with Americans. When my father moved us there when I was in my teens I certainly met my fair share of prejudice but I never went as far as to believe everyone is like that. In the end we can't let one asshole ruin the party for everyone else.
I've never had any issues with Americans. When my father moved us there when I was in my teens I certainly met my fair share of prejudice but I never went as far as to believe everyone is like that. In the end we can't let one asshole ruin the party for everyone else.
#39 to #38 - zombieloan
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**zombieloan rolled image** Its more in Southern part of the us because were all a bunch of redneck ********** with no tolerance for different cultures

Ex: German exchange student in my art class who sat with a bunch of retards
They constantly mocked his accent relentlessly and at one point took his phone when he went to the bathroom and put it on top of a very large shelf and laughed at his struggle to find it until i got fed up and kindly told him where they hid it
#47 to #39 - broale
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" Southern part of the us because were all a bunch of redneck ********** with no tolerance for different cultures." I appreciate the irony of insulting a whole area and culture based on the actions of some of the group.
#73 to #47 - karrotj
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I agree with this statement, i was raised in the south, and the majority of us may have certain views on things like homosexuality and such but we normally wont persecute you for it. Bout the only time i avoid gay people is when they start hitting on me, even after i tell em its not cool and ask them to stop
User avatar #71 to #47 - zombieloan
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Majority of that insult was venting my frustration towards majority of the people that ive encountered spending my entire life in the south. It wasnt directed towards the few percent that have the common decency to respect the people who deserve it so sorry if i offended you. But living there can be emotionally straining
#74 to #71 - karrotj
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You must have lived in one of the racist areas, i know the feeling, i used to live in a town where 95% of the population hated white people. Was not a fun time for me
#145 to #74 - zombieloan
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**zombieloan rolled image** Its not really racism just blatant ignorance
But people i know do have racist tendencies
Like my mom expressly told me once that she wpuld never allow me to bring a black guy home unless he was mixed because god doesnt believe in interacial dating

Which makes no ******* sense considering im puerto rican and my mom is white
#178 to #145 - karrotj
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My mom hates the hell out of the japanese, but she doesnt consider it racist cause they arent black -_-
#180 to #178 - zombieloan
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People have strange justifications for their bigotry

Pic unrelated
User avatar #179 to #178 - zombieloan
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People already have a sort of grudge against minorities. Right now i think a lot of resentment is being held against minorities especially latinos because of the whole border crisis. There was already tension about jobs and welfare but the whole open borders deal has driven a lot of people over the edge

User avatar #40 to #39 - zombieloan
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Not to mention made a bunch of inappropriate yet expected nazi jokes and accused him of being a neonazi simply for being german
#22 to #21 - misticalz
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User avatar #59 to #20 - daorien
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dude, everyone hates America, except America and nobody gives a ****, except America
#148 to #59 - anon id: d769b890
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Nah even Americans hate America.
#53 - funnyjunkelite
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russian servers= prepare for your cyka-ass for a pummeling
User avatar #25 - immatakeaduty
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I've heard all Russian people are just bears on unicycles...care to field that one? Welcome to Russia
#26 to #25 - bizengaust [OP]
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#5 - jamesbaxtersball
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This might not be a myth, but from what I've seen on the internet, there are a lot of Russians with rugs on the walls. My question is why is that a thing?
User avatar #34 to #5 - windson
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Because Russians do everything different to stand out. It's a slav thing, I should know.
#155 to #5 - xxxgnipsxxx
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idk if that's just a Russian thing, I have a tapestry of my fraternity crest on my wall and I live in the Southern United States.
#160 to #155 - jamesbaxtersball
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I also live in the Southern United States and I get the tapestry thing, but I am talking about floor rugs like this one.
#163 to #160 - xxxgnipsxxx
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Ohh I gotcha.
#19 to #5 - karnovski
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**** that came from USSR. Also works as DIY soundproof shield telling you ass russian.
#6 to #5 - bizengaust [OP]
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Tapestries are something that are passed down through families from many generations and are often put up on the wall for both decoration and to keep the cold out. Especially in the cities, the walls are paper thin and putting up tapestries helps keep cold and noise out.
Tapestries are something that are passed down through families from many generations and are often put up on the wall for both decoration and to keep the cold out. Especially in the cities, the walls are paper thin and putting up tapestries helps keep cold and noise out.
#226 to #6 - anon id: 7afa7aa5
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This.
Also, in the USSR this was considered as a sign of the wealth.
#100 - ehzio
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Heh, this is exactly what the Russians want you to think
#58 - mankey
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Some myths that are true:
1) Russian citizens grit the streets with a mixture of salt, sand, dirt, soot, potash and anything else they can. Which basically means your boots will dissolve if you stand still too long.
2) Practiacally everyone drives Lada's except for, I suspect, the modern KGB who drive around in shiny black and chrome BMWs, Mercs and Hummers. For every 20-30 Lada Rivas, you get one black Hummer with blacked out windows, which looks very conspicuous and out of place.
3) The Russian police and pull over and search anyone without due cause or a warrent.
4) Dollars are preferred over rubles in most places.
5) Instead of trams they have buses powered by overhead electric cables.
6) Up until 2011 anything with an alcoholic content under 10% was considered a soft drink
7) The Lenin Mausoleum really does contain the stuffed and preserved corpse of Lenin, it's not a wax figure or a dummy.
8) The trains are as bad as you've heard. When sleeping on a train you are given a special lock for your cabin door in case of train robbery.
9) Snow isn't seen as fun, more of a nuisance. A Snowball fight or a snowman is a very uncommon sight.
10) Moscow still has bullet holes in buildings and monuments left over from WW2.
11) The Moscow underground really does look like the picture.
#80 to #58 - anon id: e8f2fb23
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1) true to remove the snow
2) ********, my dad has a Bentley and is not a KGB agent, also ladas make up around 5-10% of cars now
3) I've been to Russia for 2 months, I haven't been pulled over a single time, cops are just like in any country.
4)The country's currency is ruble and not dollar, no one accept dollars in shops, if you mean storing the money in banks, then it's either dollar or euro, because the ruble is unstable as **** atm

Guess the rest are true except for the train one, well it might be I dunno, the alcohol one is more complicated then just "hurr dis is alcohol? Whoops"
#94 to #80 - comradvlad
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If your dad drives a bently the reason you weren't pulled over is because you weren't driving a **** car either. Russia is a great place if you are rich, my dad was only puled over only once and that's so the cop could tell him he had a nice car. If youre driving a black benz or a beamer no ones going to stop you because it's assumed you are a politician or mafia, either way regular cops don't want to touch you when they can dupe some poor sucker.
User avatar #83 to #80 - mankey
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You *say* he's not a KGB agent. But how do you know? How do you KNOW?!

I'm not saying they pull everyone over, I'm just saying they can do it and search the car without any prior reason. In America and the UK the police need a valid reason to search a car ie smell drugs, suspect stolen property, car is stolen etc

Every shop I went into when I went wanted dollars instead of rubles. Which was annoying as I had changed all my money into rubles before I went, then had to find a bank to exchange it to dollars. Even the little one person stalls selling mink skin hats wanted dollars instead of rubles. Dunno what to tell you, I'm just going by experience. Maybe it's changed since I went in around 2001.

Again the train one is from experience, they gave us this big orange lock to put on the door to our cabin so it couldn't be opened from the outside. They explicitly told us that we should not open the door for anyone claiming to be an official until we reach the station because they'll likely be robbers.

I wasn't implying Russians are stupid and don't know what alcohol is. Just stating a fact, what you read into it is your own thoughts on the subject. Guess you're a little paranoid about people insulting Russian intelligence.
#224 to #83 - anon id: 7afa7aa5
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>Maybe it's changed since I went in around 2001.
>2001
>2014
User avatar #228 to #224 - mankey
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Yes anon, those *are* two different numbers. A gold star for you.
#223 to #58 - anon id: 7afa7aa5
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Anon 80 is mostly right.
Also:
5. There are trams, buses, trolleybuses (electrical buses powered by overhead cables), underground trains and trams. Ofcourse, not everything of this you'll meet in any city.
8. Yes, most trains are old. And yes, the coupes have door locks to lock the door from inside. The railroad employees have special keys to unlock it in urgent need. Is this special russian thing?
9. Children gladly play with the snow.
Last winter there was a shameful case in St-Petersburg: local authorities have prohibited the mass snow fight. I don't know what seditious meaning they have found in it.
10. Never seen any bullet holes. Maybe, in some memorial places?
11. This os one of the old stations. The late sowiet stations look more ordinary.
User avatar #227 to #223 - mankey
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It was in Moscow where I encountered the "trolleybus", I'd never seen one before. I imagined I would see all the others you mentioned in the capital, but it was just the trolleybusses, buses and the underground trains. Never saw a tram with the embedded rails on the surface.

The lock I was referring to wasn't a permanent fixture to the door. It was a big portable reinforced plastic lock. I've been on a few overnight trains, but never encountered the likes of it before or since.

Going through St Petersburg, Moscow, The Winter Palace and all the areas in between, I didn't see one snowman or snowball fight. In fact when me and my friends decided to use a large snow covered park in Moscow for a snowball fight, Russians were looking at us like we were aliens.

The bullet holes were in the monuments, but also in quite a few buildings surrounding them too. I mostly saw them briefly as I passed on a coach, but there was no mistaking what they were.

Personally I prefer the old stations. But I was pointing out the fact that these grand stations exist in the Moscow Underground, not something you'd expect from the surface.
User avatar #90 - herecomesjohnny
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but there actually IS a strong alcoholism problem in russia
User avatar #128 to #90 - rdnyan
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Это точно.
User avatar #135 to #128 - bizengaust [OP]
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любой предлог, чтобы отвинтить бутылку
User avatar #136 to #135 - rdnyan
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Его нет, пьют и пьют.
Просто, чтобы выпить.
#28 - ihearcolors
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Russian will always be cool no exceptions
Russian will always be cool no exceptions
#44 - mrsnowballs
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Awesome comp. Do more