"I bought flowers, and the girl made a scandal": an American about superstitions in Russia

There are many traditions in Russia, most of them are warmly accepted by foreigners. But unlike tradition, superstition is treated with prejudice. Here is a small incident that happened with an American and a Russian girl, because of which the failed fan had to feel extremely uncomfortable. More often ...

8 stereotypes about Russians in the USA

“We all think that Americans hate us,” Vadim Sovitsky, a Russian living in the United States, revealed 8 of the most common, in his opinion, stereotypes of Americans about Russian people. The first stereotype is the lethargy of the Russian people, Vadim writes for the Open Russia Livejournal community. Surely you ...

Who will you lead? What do Russians teach American friends to?

We know what habits we adopt from Americans, but what are they learning from us? Classy Bro collected reviews from Americans who have Russian friends. 1. You become a pro at nodding and smiling when everyone around you speaks fluent Russian, and you ...

The glitz and poverty of Brighton Beach: how the legendary "Little Odessa" lives

Brighton Beach is perhaps the most famous Russian-speaking area in the United States. It is also called "Little Odessa". According to various estimates, today from 50 to 70 thousand Russian-speakers live here. A ForumDaily journalist spent one day with locals in Brighton Beach to find out how this one lives now ...

Where to celebrate Maslenitsa in New York

On Monday, Maslenitsa week began, among the peoples of Eastern Europe associated with parting with winter and meeting the long-awaited spring. In the USA, Shrovetide is also not complete without traditional pancakes and festivities in grand style. Lovers of pancakes and old traditions this year ...

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