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tgp
14-07-2004, 00:25
I'm an ex-expat, planning a return engagement to Mother Russia. Can anyone tell me what's changed in the past ten years?

Braders
14-07-2004, 08:07
The Vodka!

lyndsay
14-07-2004, 09:06
get laid.....

pengwn9
14-07-2004, 10:31
Originally posted by lyndsay
get laid.....

Low on cash?

Guest777
14-07-2004, 10:41
Originally posted by lyndsay
get laid.....

too old?

FLEUR
14-07-2004, 10:42
Originally posted by lyndsay
Can't get laid.....
Yeeah, those days are gone... those days when every foreigner (no matter how ugly he was) was a *precious stone*, that every Russian girl wanted to have...
And besides, you got 10 years older...

Random
14-07-2004, 10:47
Yeltsin's gone .....
Supermarkets are better ...
Staff still rude everywhere ....
Ikea ...
Drivings not got better ...
Rouble worth more than the potato it's printed with ...
Snake Pit's gone .....

Think thats about it .....

Still no problem getting laid though ......

DJ Biscuit
14-07-2004, 11:36
You won't recognise the place. It even smells differently.

''Can't get laid, foreigners not so interesting etc'', one answer to that, you wanna get out more!


Restaurants and clubs and shops everywhere, ten years ago I had to spend a day for shopping now you can step out of your front door and there is most likely a shopping centre in sight. Most tastes are catered for in bars and restaurants though Russified. Everyone has a mobile, etc etc but there are still some familiar sights - banks closing and reopening for example!

kak
14-07-2004, 11:40
My father went here 10 years ago and also last summer:
his comment: It's not the same city anymore!

Midas
14-07-2004, 12:02
re can't get laid.

See for me the situation is different. I couldn't do it 10 years ao, but I'm perfectly OK now.
But I'm Russian...

Maine Surfer
14-07-2004, 12:05
I recently came back after 8 year absebse.

IMO It's not the same city anymore.
Very westernized. Pretty comfortable to live in.
Awersome.

Come over and you won't recongnize the place.

FLEUR
14-07-2004, 12:20
Originally posted by Midas
re can't get laid.

See for me the situation is different. I couldn't do it 10 years ao, but I'm perfectly OK now.
But I'm Russian...

Oui, mon cher,
because 10 years ago you were 15-16.
I guess you had more problems with getting laid 20 years ago, when you were 5...

Midas
14-07-2004, 12:52
you see, at 5 I didn't want to get laid, whereas at 16...

Jet
14-07-2004, 12:56
Midas, are you talking about love and related love-making or just bodily fluid exchange?

Midas
14-07-2004, 13:23
Jet, I'm talking about getting laid. You don't really say "i got laid with someone I love" :)

DJ Biscuit
14-07-2004, 13:34
Midas, be kind, Jet has led a very sheltered almost puritanical life and is somewhat overwhelmed in the 'big world.'