There are a lot of jokes and stereotypes about Russian people and alcohol. Unfortunately, vodka became one of the main symbols of Russia for foreigners.
Superstitions plays huge role in daily life of Russian people. Everybody - from serious businessmen to little children follow them. Sometimes Russian people behave weird from foreigners’ point of view. In order not to behave incorrect communicating with locals you need to know some the most popular superstitions. Please, don’t try to analyze and understand them, just remember.