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Myths About Russia

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.
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Russia also have incredibly
warm summers, and very mild
Fall and spring seasons.
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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.
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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
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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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#1 - crazyolitis (08/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
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.
User avatar #12 - misticalz (08/06/2014) [+] (26 replies)
Alright this is ********
we all know you are american
stop
#14 to #12 - bizengaust (08/06/2014) [-]
prove it bitch
prove it bitch
#53 - funnyjunkelite (08/07/2014) [-]
russian servers= prepare for your cyka-ass for a pummeling
User avatar #25 - immatakeaduty ONLINE (08/07/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I've heard all Russian people are just bears on unicycles...care to field that one? Welcome to Russia
#26 to #25 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
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#5 - jamesbaxtersball (08/06/2014) [+] (7 replies)
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?
#6 to #5 - bizengaust (08/06/2014) [-]
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.
#100 - ehzio (08/07/2014) [-]
Heh, this is exactly what the Russians want you to think
#58 - mankey (08/07/2014) [+] (7 replies)
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.
User avatar #90 - herecomesjohnny (08/07/2014) [+] (3 replies)
but there actually IS a strong alcoholism problem in russia
#28 - ihearcolors ONLINE (08/07/2014) [-]
Russian will always be cool no exceptions
Russian will always be cool no exceptions
#44 - mrsnowballs (08/07/2014) [-]
Awesome comp. Do more
#52 - kolya (08/07/2014) [-]
i have been waiting for this comp,and more about Russia...i was in Russia for a year...and then a few months later i went back for two months,all i can say is that they are warm and friendly people,even though people are so scared of them...there is no reason to be afraid,before you know it you will make A LOT of friends,girlfriend/boyfriend and you will drink beer or vodka and watch russian dubbed cartoons or movies,go for long walks both in the city or the nearby countryside,play games and laugh your head off,i was never sad or depressed in Russia,always made fun of different things with my gf,like the prices of different types of clothing,or talking to her in my native language which made her laugh hard every time...i remember i was afraid of the police for some reason because i heard some stories,but after a month i understood what it takes to act normal and stop fearing them,i remember drinking A LOT of beer each day outside the block and telling a lot of stories...sorry,i could go all day like this, thank you again Bizengaust for another great comp,and keep them coming!
#51 - guywithguitar (08/07/2014) [-]
but the real question is, do they CHEEKI BREEKI
#147 - rockerforlife ONLINE (08/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
#11. Russians are NOT taking over the Ukraine or planning to take over the Ukraine and no one should investigate this because Russians are very pervasive and find it offensive when you think they're taking over the Ukraine because they are not taking over the Ukraine and there is no way to prove it.
#11. Russians are NOT taking over the Ukraine or planning to take over the Ukraine and no one should investigate this because Russians are very pervasive and find it offensive when you think they're taking over the Ukraine because they are not taking over the Ukraine and there is no way to prove it.
User avatar #114 - gatorade (08/07/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Here is a question that I feel needs to be answered.

Is it a requirement to live in Russia, that you need to own an Adidas track suit?
#99 - fefe (08/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I'm Russian and this sounds like it's written by some retard in New Jersey or some **** , how can this even get up voted, this is just ****** writing with nothing to back up its validity
User avatar #101 to #99 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
ваше невежество заставляет меня плакать
User avatar #138 - lean (08/07/2014) [+] (7 replies)
Russia isn't more dangerous....
Tell that to Ukraine.
#113 - angelusprimus (08/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
This is more of a Moscow comp then Russia.
Moscow and few more large cities are actually pretty well run, relatively safe (for a big city) and nice. Fact that they are prospering economically and have a large middle and upper class helps.

Then you go out of those cities to province and/or those deteriorating soviet factory cities and people there are hateful, gloomy, racist and alcoholic.
And they have a good reason to be, because life in those places is utter hopless **** . Those are the places that gave birth to krokodil drug, because people have given up.
#69 - joshlol (08/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #41 - gemleonn (08/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Can you explain why so many Russians or at least the ones we see on the internet wear Adidas shoes and jumpsuits? I understand certain styles and clothes are popular, under armor and nike are huge in America. But it seems like 4 of every 5 Russians has an Adidas jumpsuit
User avatar #42 to #41 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
It's just one of the silly fashion things. You have to understand that countries like Russia receive what is trendy far after it's gone out of style. I went back home to visit my grandparents last winter for new years and junk and every other teenager was dressed like they just rolled out of the 90's. There is something about tracksuits around Europe too so it's not just Russia.....I went around France and Germany when I got out of High School and I swear every other person was wearing them. I guess people just think it's trendy to wear name brands from the states.
#116 - bestfoxgirl (08/07/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I'd like to ask some questions about this comp (I don't want to sound offensive, and I don't mean any harm, I just want to confront some things I've heard and 'learnt')

2. How about the roads? I heard that the traffic there can be very dangerous and that most people have cameras in cars to have evidence in case of an accident. I also heard that you can 'buy' a privileged position on the road and have a lighting similar to that of emergency cars.

3. Isn't that the case though? I mean, even our criminal science profs claim that Russia has a very deep problem with alcoholism, and that many crimes there are connected to drinking.

8. What about homosexuals? 72% of Russians claim that it's unacceptable. (Also, knowing a country which is hated with passion by the Russians [and vice versa], I'd say that it depends on the type of 'visitors'.

And one last thing: What about lying about history and using education as a propaganda engine? Is it really true? I heard that's why they didn't allow selling Company of Heroes II in Russia, because it showed the parts of WWII which are lied about at schools.

Again, I don't mean no harm, I just heard about this stuff (from the not-so-objective points of view sometimes, as I stated above)
#123 to #116 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
not offensive at all. I don't mind questions just as long as they aren't sprinkled in insults.   
   
2. This is a reason why I'm super happy my family lives in a republic that is mostly small towns and farms so everything is walking distance.  or a tractor ride  but you start to get out in the city areas and everyone drives like an asshole. They pretty much treat the roads like there are no speed limits so apart from being there in case someone breaks into your car, cameras help if someone crashes their drunk self into you   
3. I do find it strange myself that anything that is good requires a drink. Now this would be ok if Russians drank in moderation......alas it is a common practice in our homes that if someone offers you a drink, you drink them out of house and home. You always drink until all is gone. I'm not a big drinker myself  I've failed as a Russian  but I suppose what I was trying to say was that we don't drink simply because we want to get hammered, we drink so much out of politeness.  Yes it's as stupid as it sounds    
8. Yes.....Russia is more or less intolerant against homosexuality.....and I find myself very ashamed of the recent measures taken against it. People are starting to open their minds little by little although it is a very private thing that they don't share. We are in a deep don't ask don't tell keep it private setting.   
Last: oh man....lets talk about our education...It wasn't until I got to America and took world history that I realized all the holes being filled from what I thought I knew about my history....It was actually a little scary and when I asked my father about it he said there are just some things we weren't supposed to know and now that we know we must keep it in our heads and not speak about it to people at home. It was simply mind boggling and it still blows my mind to this day.
not offensive at all. I don't mind questions just as long as they aren't sprinkled in insults.

2. This is a reason why I'm super happy my family lives in a republic that is mostly small towns and farms so everything is walking distance. or a tractor ride but you start to get out in the city areas and everyone drives like an asshole. They pretty much treat the roads like there are no speed limits so apart from being there in case someone breaks into your car, cameras help if someone crashes their drunk self into you
3. I do find it strange myself that anything that is good requires a drink. Now this would be ok if Russians drank in moderation......alas it is a common practice in our homes that if someone offers you a drink, you drink them out of house and home. You always drink until all is gone. I'm not a big drinker myself I've failed as a Russian but I suppose what I was trying to say was that we don't drink simply because we want to get hammered, we drink so much out of politeness. Yes it's as stupid as it sounds
8. Yes.....Russia is more or less intolerant against homosexuality.....and I find myself very ashamed of the recent measures taken against it. People are starting to open their minds little by little although it is a very private thing that they don't share. We are in a deep don't ask don't tell keep it private setting.
Last: oh man....lets talk about our education...It wasn't until I got to America and took world history that I realized all the holes being filled from what I thought I knew about my history....It was actually a little scary and when I asked my father about it he said there are just some things we weren't supposed to know and now that we know we must keep it in our heads and not speak about it to people at home. It was simply mind boggling and it still blows my mind to this day.
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