There is a lot of criticism and jokes about modern life in Russia, but foreigners forget that our modern reality is the result of events that took place in Russia during the last one hundred years. If you just recall tragedies that happened in Russia during this period and calculate the damages brought by it, you will be shocked. When you look at Russian history closer, you will understand us better and start to love and respect Russia.
By C. Starr on March 5, 2014.
Halfway through this book, I'm so happy I purchased it. The authors provide a context to the perceived cultural divide between Russians and non-Russians, offering explanations of Russians' style of dress, their conspicuous consumerism, and the source of some of their nationalism.
New book offers a mesmerizing slice of life in Russia
Alexander Rodionov & Maya Krivchenia shares an informative and enjoyable guide to enjoying the historical and cultural wealth of the world’s largest country