Hi From Russia

    • Dyrkabes
      Dyrkabes
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      Hi everyone! :)
      My name is Pavel, I'm from Russia. I have a wife, she is learning in university at the interpriter, and we need some your help :) We would like to ask some simple (and, i hope, interesting for answering) questions, they will take just a few minutes. Here they are:

      1. What are the first words you can imagine if you hear “Russia”?
      2. What do you think Russia looks like?
      3. Would you like to visit Russia (for example, the trip will be paid)? If you say yes, tell why.
      4. How do you think, if there are any advantages in living in Russia?

      Thank you!

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    • 1984ioc
      1984ioc
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      Hi Pavel.

      Pretty hard to stay away from stereotyping but will try and answer your questions honestly.

      1.What are the first words you can imagine if you hear “Russia”?

      Putin,vodka,chess and chess grandmasters,cold war,Pussy Riot,oil,gas,World Cup 2018,Arshavin,Russian Revolution.

      2.What do you think Russia looks like?

      Vast vast countryside as i know the country is absolutely huge.Red square and St.Petersbourg spring to mind when i think of the cities.Mixture of beautiful old buildings but also the vast concrete jungle suburbs with huge blocks of flats probably from communist times.

      3.Would you like to visit Russia (for example, the trip will be paid)? If you say yes, tell why.

      Definitely.Have heard great things about St. Petersbourg and the images of Moscow also seem very nice though definitely not in the Winter time ;-) .Russian people i have met also seem very nice and interesting.There is no doubting the country has an amazing past so historically would be a great place to visit.

      4.How do you think, if there are any advantages in living in Russia?

      Well ye have vast amounts of oil and gas reserves so if your government is using the funds correctly then your country has a bright enough future.Infrastructure and all that should be improving significantly and with the World Cup only 6 years away then that will also help improve things.

      Location wise,ye are close to Europe,Asia and America.Plenty of good jobs if you have a good education but it seems to me that if you want to live in Russian then you definitely want to have a good bit of money or else it's very hard to move up in society.I can imagine it must be a very tough place to live if you are poor.

      Ian
    • TilTmuch
      TilTmuch
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      Joined: 06.10.2010 Posts: 1,185
      hey man, wont have such long answers as the first guy but ånswer is still and answer :D


      1. What are the first words you can imagine if you hear “Russia”?
      2. What do you think Russia looks like?
      3. Would you like to visit Russia (for example, the trip will be paid)? If you say yes, tell why.
      4. How do you think, if there are any advantages in living in Russia?


      1. vodka, crazy/sick drivers who like to fight, guys in Adidas eating seeds and drinking 2l beer.

      2. everything pretty much abandoned except for Moscow?

      3. i would, but only some country side with hills and stuff like that, a place with great nature view.

      4. yes i think there are, it's cheep to live there afaik, and no1 respects u at poker table, so thats deffo an advantage :)
    • gadget51
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      Hi Pavel, here we go then! :)

      #1
      Scientists; vodka; history; gypsies; cossacks; Rasputin; zsars; space programme; snow; cold; beautiful women; Gymnastics; ice sports; language; polar circle.

      #2
      I know little about it, but it's obviously huge. I think it's probably covered in grass, wolves and lovely looking women...and mad drivers :)
      More seriously, I assume it most likely looks like any other European country.

      #3
      Yes I would. My friend learned to speak Russian and it's a pleasant language to listen to. It would be nice to learn a language and some real Russian history.

      #4
      Plenty of room for the kids to play! :D
      Lots and lots of beautiful ladies! mmm
      The countryside trips must be awesome.


      Not great, but what do I know, I live in Wales! :f_cry:

      Have fun Pavel,

      Mal.
    • Dyrkabes
      Dyrkabes
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      Thank you all for complete answers, it's really helped us a lot :) and, by the way, it was really interesting to discover what you think about Russia, a lot of assumptions are really close to what we have there.. and I'm very pleased you speak about it positively :)
      And, if you're interested, I can also answer any questions about our subject :)
    • notabigdeal
      notabigdeal
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      Joined: 26.03.2010 Posts: 887
      hey pavel,

      here are my answers


      1. Vodka, Mafia, few rich and a lot of poor people, UDSSR, the kreml (moscow)
      sunflower seed eating, jogging suit wearing and unshaved wannabe gangsters without job and a big big alcohol problem

      2. Wild nature, small villages and some small industry citys with heavy pollution, of course it depends, sibiria looks probably different then the western part of russia or the ural mountains but overall it´s probably really thin populated and has a lot of untouched nature

      3. Of course I´d like. Why? I love to see other countrys and i want to see some of the countryside. Of course beutiful women :D
      I don´t think russia is very dangerous to me. Of course there are people you don´t want to meet but i am dangerous myself ;D
      I´d like to play some poker in a casino as well...

      4. I think u have tons of resources and space in the country to use, but your gouvernment is fucked up, so right now i think u have to get involved with the gouvernment to really have advantages of living in russia. I mean u can´t even go on the street and tell everybody u don´t like the gouvernment, thats not democracy...i would not like to live there right now


      e: i see u already got enough...failing me :f_cry:
    • Dyrkabes
      Dyrkabes
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      hi notabigdeal, thank you for the answers :) and you are not late, we need it only on Monday, so a small group of people at a small town will get your thoughts, if, of course, you don't mind :)

      P.S. As I know, we have just a few casinos in special gaming zones in Russia, and these zones are situated somewhere in the far far plains, so playing poker is really hard there.
    • notabigdeal
      notabigdeal
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      hey thanks, thats cool...

      of course i don´t mind. I mean everybody in the world can read this post without having to register so go ahead ;)
    • sars1887
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      strange russian is strange everything went better in germany :coolface: