Monday, April 25, 2011

StuffRussiansLike - Update: April, 25 2011

Been a really long time since I've update the StuffRussiansLike blog, but I finally have the time (and motivation) to do so! Take a look!

63. Soup: Russians are, in my opinion, masters of soup.  It doesn't matter if you don't like Russian food because you WILL like Russian soup.  Whether it's борщ или щи (borsch or shchie) or any other type of soup, the Russians are pretty good at it. Throw in a spoonful of сметана и укроп and you have a bowl of perfection!

64.  Diplomas/Certificates: Russians love, love, LOVE to hand out certificates for EVERYTHING! Haha I'm not sure how much weight they actually carry, but they give them out like they're going out of style. My dorm has certificates that literally say (in Russian): "Best Dormitory Kitchen - 2nd Floor". This means the 2nd floor kitchen of my dorm received a certificate for being the best. This, to me, is baffling, but hilarious! *Each one is not official too, without that ever-important stamp.*
This one is an actual diploma for university and not just a random one. I'll get a pic of a random one.

65.  Repetitive Calling: This is based on the idea that Russians never, ever turn their mobile phones on silent and that virtually nowhere is an inappropriate place to answer your phone. What this means to them is that it's strange when someone doesn't answer their phone, a fluke. So they call back. And they call back. And they call back. I might be in class and the same person will call me 6 times before finally giving up, but as an American I won't answer my phone in class.  It's crazy.

So, Dear Readers, please keep your thoughts & ideas coming!

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