Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners

27-11-2017, 21:34
When things get tough, Russians know how to weather a storm. They also know a couple of other tricks to make life a little easier. Here are six of the best. But, by the way, they are not all noticed by us). Well, from the side know.
Do you have any of the above?
1. Russians never come to visit “empty-handed”
Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
When Russians come to visit, even just to sit and talk, they often bring a small gift. A box of chocolates, a cake or a toy for a child, maybe flowers. It is not a gift, but a thought that matters. Russians say: “Well, we just can't come empty-handed!”
2. Leave a teaspoon in a cup of tea
Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
This, of course, oh)).
In Soviet times, people joked that the Russians were drinking tea with their right eye closed so that a protruding stem did not get into it. This, of course, is a Russian mystery. But tea with a spoon in it cools faster and, apparently, tastes better ...)
3Twice to celebrate New Year
Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
Although Russia switched to the new calendar a long time ago, the old-style New Year (surprisingly foreigners called Old New Year) is still celebrated. And if you think about it for a minute, then it makes sense for us to have two New Years instead of one: two holidays and two parties and, of course, there are two chances to make a wish. If you could not visit someone for the New Year, you will come to the Old and mark it.
4. Eat ice cream even in winter
Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
The cold season is no reason to give up your favorite pleasure. Some ice cream stalls are open, even when the temperature drops below -5

5. Work until the specified deadline

Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
Russians somehow manage to do everything at the very last moment. They are slow starters, but they perfectly fit the finish line - that’s a fact!
On the one hand, this indicates a complete inability to plan ahead, on the other - a huge ability to complete the work.
There is an old joke: the student is asked: "How much time do you need to learn Chinese?" He replies: "When is the time limit?"
6. Maintain optimism
Strange Russian habits from the point of view of foreigners
The annual closure of hot water for several days, the cold summer (especially in 2017!), The financial crisis ... The Russians tend to be optimistic about everything.They cook pots with hot water, stock up endless sweaters, and patience is abundant.

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