Strange dating customs
This is a generalization and of course you'll see a lot of different people and outfits.• A club is not a place to party - it's the place for the chosen ones.If you want to visit clubs, they have this thing called "dress code" where you might not be allowed because you wear Nike sneakers, old khakis or a fleece coat.Petersburg and specialized websites have thousands and thousands of profiles featuring gorgeous queer men and women.• Smoking is a national sport, but many people understand it's not good for health and will always agree to turn off their cigarette if it bothers you.Those who gave themselves up to the middle class dreams are the lost generation. Do not try to reason with us, because it will not work. Our space missions are baptised by Russian Orthodox Church and even though we are very good in maths, we are certain that to do the impossible you need to believe in it, even if against all the odds...We can give you the last piece of bread we have if we believe you really need it. • We are a volatile mix – Western conscious and Asian sunconscious – you see, for hundreds of years Russia has been mixed, populations have been moved thousands of kilometers around, so we influenced each other to the extent that it does not even make sense.How do you plan on celebrating New Year's Eve this year? Traditions vary widely around the world, and the ways of one society often seem downright wacky to others.Will you run around the neighborhood, chucking old dishware at people's front doors? Or perhaps you'll pick some famous person or event that made a splash in the news during the year, construct an effigy, then light it on fire and watch it burn? American culture and traditions, thanks to the hard work of Hollywood and other arms of the nation's media multiplex, have become well-known in most corners of the map.
By the way, if you drink with us, you'll have to drink as much as we do, or we will be offended. We think that a sudden change from communism to capitalism has something to do with it, but this topic deserves a more thorough exploration.
Russians learn English at school, and many people can understand the basics, but are shy to speak to a stranger. You will often see men in suits or tucked-in shirts and office trousers (even in clubs on Friday night), while women prefer noticeable and sexy outfits.
We estimate about every one out of five Moscovitans can speak English well enough, and there's a higher chance among younger people. The colors for men are usually dark or grey, while women like light and white colors.
• Men should be strong and assertive and women should be smart and beautiful. If you notice one of us staring occasionally at a black person, it's just because we are curious -- there's not many black people in Russia...
The only word of warning is about older people, who are sometimes too much patriotic, so be careful: don't offend their feelings. Despite what some people think, Russians are not drunkards, they just have a special resistance to alchohol, that's why they can drink so much.