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 meanwhile in russia
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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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colder Further North.
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Russia also have incredibly
warm summers, and very mild
Fall and spring seasons.
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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 "
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later than the rest or the _
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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) [-]
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.
#8 to #1 - bizengaust (08/06/2014) [-]
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User avatar #9 to #8 - crazyolitis (08/06/2014) [-]
Not just no **** , it's a negative **** .
#53 - funnyjunkelite (08/07/2014) [-]
russian servers= prepare for your cyka-ass for a pummeling
#100 - ehzio (08/07/2014) [-]
Heh, this is exactly what the Russians want you to think
#58 - mankey (08/07/2014) [-]
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.
#223 to #58 - John Cena (08/13/2014) [-]
Anon 80 is mostly right.
5. There are trams, buses, trolleybuses (electrical buses powered by overhead cables), underground trains and trams. Ofcourse, not everything of this you'll meet in any city.
8. Yes, most trains are old. And yes, the coupes have door locks to lock the door from inside. The railroad employees have special keys to unlock it in urgent need. Is this special russian thing?
9. Children gladly play with the snow.
Last winter there was a shameful case in St-Petersburg: local authorities have prohibited the mass snow fight. I don't know what seditious meaning they have found in it.
10. Never seen any bullet holes. Maybe, in some memorial places?
11. This os one of the old stations. The late sowiet stations look more ordinary.
User avatar #227 to #223 - mankey (08/13/2014) [-]
It was in Moscow where I encountered the "trolleybus", I'd never seen one before. I imagined I would see all the others you mentioned in the capital, but it was just the trolleybusses, buses and the underground trains. Never saw a tram with the embedded rails on the surface.

The lock I was referring to wasn't a permanent fixture to the door. It was a big portable reinforced plastic lock. I've been on a few overnight trains, but never encountered the likes of it before or since.

Going through St Petersburg, Moscow, The Winter Palace and all the areas in between, I didn't see one snowman or snowball fight. In fact when me and my friends decided to use a large snow covered park in Moscow for a snowball fight, Russians were looking at us like we were aliens.

The bullet holes were in the monuments, but also in quite a few buildings surrounding them too. I mostly saw them briefly as I passed on a coach, but there was no mistaking what they were.

Personally I prefer the old stations. But I was pointing out the fact that these grand stations exist in the Moscow Underground, not something you'd expect from the surface.
#80 to #58 - John Cena (08/07/2014) [-]
1) true to remove the snow
2) ******** , my dad has a Bentley and is not a KGB agent, also ladas make up around 5-10% of cars now
3) I've been to Russia for 2 months, I haven't been pulled over a single time, cops are just like in any country.
4)The country's currency is ruble and not dollar, no one accept dollars in shops, if you mean storing the money in banks, then it's either dollar or euro, because the ruble is unstable as **** atm

Guess the rest are true except for the train one, well it might be I dunno, the alcohol one is more complicated then just "hurr dis is alcohol? Whoops"
#94 to #80 - comradvlad ONLINE (08/07/2014) [-]
If your dad drives a bently the reason you weren't pulled over is because you weren't driving a **** car either. Russia is a great place if you are rich, my dad was only puled over only once and that's so the cop could tell him he had a nice car. If youre driving a black benz or a beamer no ones going to stop you because it's assumed you are a politician or mafia, either way regular cops don't want to touch you when they can dupe some poor sucker.
User avatar #83 to #80 - mankey (08/07/2014) [-]
You *say* he's not a KGB agent. But how do you know? How do you KNOW?!

I'm not saying they pull everyone over, I'm just saying they can do it and search the car without any prior reason. In America and the UK the police need a valid reason to search a car ie smell drugs, suspect stolen property, car is stolen etc

Every shop I went into when I went wanted dollars instead of rubles. Which was annoying as I had changed all my money into rubles before I went, then had to find a bank to exchange it to dollars. Even the little one person stalls selling mink skin hats wanted dollars instead of rubles. Dunno what to tell you, I'm just going by experience. Maybe it's changed since I went in around 2001.

Again the train one is from experience, they gave us this big orange lock to put on the door to our cabin so it couldn't be opened from the outside. They explicitly told us that we should not open the door for anyone claiming to be an official until we reach the station because they'll likely be robbers.

I wasn't implying Russians are stupid and don't know what alcohol is. Just stating a fact, what you read into it is your own thoughts on the subject. Guess you're a little paranoid about people insulting Russian intelligence.
#224 to #83 - John Cena (08/13/2014) [-]
>Maybe it's changed since I went in around 2001.
User avatar #228 to #224 - mankey (08/13/2014) [-]
Yes anon, those *are* two different numbers. A gold star for you.
User avatar #25 - immatakeaduty ONLINE (08/07/2014) [-]
I've heard all Russian people are just bears on to field that one? Welcome to Russia
#26 to #25 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
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#51 - guywithguitar (08/07/2014) [-]
but the real question is, do they CHEEKI BREEKI
User avatar #90 - herecomesjohnny (08/07/2014) [-]
but there actually IS a strong alcoholism problem in russia
User avatar #128 to #90 - rdnyan (08/07/2014) [-]
Это точно.
User avatar #135 to #128 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
любой предлог, чтобы отвинтить бутылку
User avatar #136 to #135 - rdnyan (08/07/2014) [-]
Его нет, пьют и пьют.
Просто, чтобы выпить.
#44 - mrsnowballs (08/07/2014) [-]
Awesome comp. Do more
#147 - rockerforlife (08/07/2014) [-]
#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.
#170 to #147 - budokai (08/07/2014) [-]
a LOT of russians are not supporting the Ukraine thing. What people don't realise is is that the city people tend to have a better understanding of the world and don't agree with what's happening. BUT they will also not stand up to it due to the way they were handled previously.
Also, Putin was voted in from the people in the country side who have had the least change in the last 20 years or so. He got hardly any of the city vote.
User avatar #172 to #170 - rockerforlife (08/07/2014) [-]
It's a joke m8
User avatar #114 - gatorade (08/07/2014) [-]
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?
User avatar #126 to #114 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
no but it helps
#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!
#28 - ihearcolors (08/07/2014) [-]
Russian will always be cool no exceptions
Russian will always be cool no exceptions
#113 - angelusprimus (08/07/2014) [-]
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.
User avatar #118 to #113 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
depends on which one you go to. I grew up far outside of city areas. I certainly wouldn't recommend people going to a handful of the republics but I could make an equal handful of the ones that are ok. True a lot of this applies to places I know tourists would be safe but thats why you do your research before you go places.
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#5 - jamesbaxtersball (08/06/2014) [-]
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?
User avatar #34 to #5 - windson (08/07/2014) [-]
Because Russians do everything different to stand out. It's a slav thing, I should know.
#155 to #5 - xxxgnipsxxx (08/07/2014) [-]
idk if that's just a Russian thing, I have a tapestry of my fraternity crest on my wall and I live in the Southern United States.
#160 to #155 - jamesbaxtersball (08/07/2014) [-]
I also live in the Southern United States and I get the tapestry thing, but I am talking about floor rugs like this one.
#163 to #160 - xxxgnipsxxx (08/07/2014) [-]
Ohh I gotcha.
#19 to #5 - karnovski (08/06/2014) [-]
**** that came from USSR. Also works as DIY soundproof shield telling you ass russian.
#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.
#226 to #6 - John Cena (08/13/2014) [-]
Also, in the USSR this was considered as a sign of the wealth.
#95 - John Cena (08/07/2014) [-]
Lies !
User avatar #138 - lean (08/07/2014) [-]
Russia isn't more dangerous....
Tell that to Ukraine.
#141 to #138 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
I really hate what we've done to Ukraine =.=;;;;;;;;.......My country really sucks sometimes
I really hate what we've done to Ukraine =.=;;;;;;;;.......My country really sucks sometimes
User avatar #153 to #141 - lean (08/07/2014) [-]
Here in free America we are importing self admitted murderers and rapists across our southern border. Border patrol at legal crossings don't even ask if you are a citizen or not.
User avatar #143 to #141 - mrsnowballs (08/07/2014) [-]
Nah man, I think Russia did everything right. Plus it's Ukraine who's bombing their own people, no reason to feel sorry for them
User avatar #144 to #143 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
I just don't like the whole trying to take control of them because they are causing trouble. I don't mind sending people to organize them but seizing control is just dragging us back into a makeshift soviet union
User avatar #146 to #144 - mrsnowballs (08/07/2014) [-]
Well we couldn't give Crimea to EU. You know how fast they would put missles into the Black sea? We would be ******
User avatar #149 to #146 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
True....we just never should have let them go in the first place. It's a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation
User avatar #151 to #149 - mrsnowballs (08/07/2014) [-]
******* Khrushchev man. We wouldn't have been in this mess if it wasn't for his **** up
#218 to #69 - John Cena (08/13/2014) [-]
User avatar #219 to #218 - joshlol (08/13/2014) [-]
#63 - John Cena (08/07/2014) [-]
Been to Russia: they're racists. Especially the young make fun of the foreigners even if they are present (as they assume you don't know a word of the language)
Russia is dangerous: go out there at night time and it can be, not necessarily, but it can be very dangerous.
Russians hate Americans? Not really, their propaganda system simply makes people believe what the higher ups say, their internet amount outside major cities is near 0%. So they really don't know of anything better.
What frightens me the most is that the Russian propaganda system has taught some ( / most) of the citizens that the world dislikes Russia as much as they dislike some other countries. So they won't have a hard time to start a war since they already have the people.
User avatar #198 - alphagex (08/13/2014) [-]
My friend in Armenian work some years in russian and he said russian are racist so yeah
#157 - John Cena (08/07/2014) [-]
Umm...about number 3....You say they aren't alcoholics because they have a high alcohol tolerance? But wouldnt that mean that all alcoholics have a high alcohol tolerance, since they drink so much? rendering them non-alcoholics? WELL WHICH IS IT?
User avatar #158 to #157 - bizengaust (08/07/2014) [-]
II have a theory that it's because it takes so much to get us drunk that we feel the need to drink more and more so we can reach the drunk point. Sadly due to this high tolerance we have to drink A LOT to get there.
#210 to #157 - John Cena (08/13/2014) [-]
Because without drinking one should see all the cheerlessness and hopelessness of the life in Russia. This is why people drink much here.
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