What do you know about Russia?

@evgkol (26)
United States
January 18, 2007 9:58am CST
Many people living in some country often don't have enough information about other countries, especially if that countrry far from. It seems to me that Russia is that country for many foreigners. I heard that some americans think, that bears go on streets in Russia!:-) To dispell some of such myths, I am ready to answer any question! If you want get to know how some english word translate on russian language please write it and I'll try to help you!
3 responses
@jayperiod (870)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I know what you mean about people from different countries not knowing what goes on in another country. Last year, we adopted a little girl from Ukraine. We found out that they tell children in Ukrainian orphanages that for punishment they will let them be adopted by Americans, who will take them back to the US and cut them open to sell their body parts. I'm not sure where that kind of thing gets started! Let's see, I believe that Russian people are hard workers, but don't have the kinds of material possessions that we have here in America because the economy is still growing. It's very, very cold there and starts snowing sometime in late October or early November. It's a very large country, so to make generalizations about the people would be to miss the diversity of Russia. Russia produces many of the worlds greatest hockey player. How am I doing so far? I also know that the Russian language is very difficult for Americans to learn and English can cause trouble for Russians. Our daughter has some problems with certain letters. Is it true that everyone in Russia loves borsht? I'm sure that isn't a good spelling, but to translate the Russian into English, the letters look funny together.
@evgkol (26)
• United States
19 Jan 07
In this winter in my city which no far from Saint Petersburg there are not almost snow! Cause of glpobal warming!!! Also Ukraine isn't Russia! And borsh is traditional ukraine food! As to me I love it, but I know a lot of people who at all don't eat soup! Does your daughter study russian? If you need help rather russian language ou can adress to me! I would glad to help you!8)IN THE NAME OF FRIENDSHIP OF PEOPLE!8)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Oh, I wasn't implying that Ukraine is Russia. I was merely stating that I understand how stories can be exaggerated, even in my misunderstanding about Russians and borsh. Although our daughter is from Ukraine, the small village she lived in still spoke Russian rather than Ukrainian. We have had here her for about 14 months, though, and she is progressing very well with English. We have some friends here who are from Russia and they are helping her to remember her Russian as she learns English. We even have some books in Russian for her to read so she won't forget.
@evgkol (26)
• United States
19 Jan 07
It's great! Did you adopt her? How old is she? Do you speak russian?
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Well to begin with Iam a person from Philippines. I dont know about russia but I do like to know about this country and if maybe given i chance I like to visit this country and know about their traits and culture and so as the life and their population I like to learn about their language and culture and all. and also their beautiful places i like to visit within their country. The living standard of the people living here and all. And also like to meet and make acquaintance with the people of russia and meet some of them.
@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
Hello, I would love to visit Russia. When I was a teenager, I wrote to a place in Moscow for a pen pal, never got a reply, but that was back in the Soviet Union days and foreigners were very suspect and so were you if you knew one. I think the place was at Bogdan Khmelnitski place or drive in Moscow, funny how that got stuck in my head, along with all the other bits of useless information. Committee of Youth Organisations was its name. Oh well, loochshee adeen ras ooveedeet, chem sto ras ooslishat. I wish I had a Russian keyboard.