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shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 14:26
There is a thread "Why do you love Egnland?' and as far as I know there are members of this forum in Russia.
So why do you love it? What attracts you in it?If you are planning to come here, why?)

mrzuzzo
26-07-2011, 14:28
We all love Russia for the girls, which is why we came here, obviously..

End of thread. :)

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 14:29
We all love Russia for the girls, which is why we came here, obviously..

End of thread. :)

I can't believe that only because of girls) there must be other interests..)

soprty
26-07-2011, 14:35
There is no other place I would rather be than here. Sure we can complain about a lot of stuff but nevertheless I love it here and feel at home.

quincy
26-07-2011, 14:53
For many foreigners it easier to make friends than in their home countries

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 15:47
For the challenges and the adventure.

very good!

JuliaL
26-07-2011, 15:51
For the challenges and the adventure.

:thumbsup:
Best answer))

martpark
26-07-2011, 15:56
I'm here for the sushi.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 15:57
I'm here for the sushi.

Oh no) trust me. real sushi is in Japan.

Judge
26-07-2011, 16:02
Let's try and keep on topic and not bring arguments over from other threads.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:02
Thanks. Glad you approve. Does this mean we can be friends now?

It depends on you.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:18
One english girl is in love with Russia. She says she loves it for freedom. She comes to Russia several times a year just because she likes this feeling of being free..she likes our society.

moreover I usually hear from foreigners that they are really surprised with the buildings here. Everything seems to them so high and big)

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:21
Friendship is a two way street.

I am always for friendship.

yakspeare
26-07-2011, 16:36
For the challenges and the adventure.

the challenge and adventure...of meeting girls..

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:47
anything else except girls girls and girls?)

yakspeare
26-07-2011, 16:50
anything else except girls girls and girls?)

women?

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:51
women?

)) help me please) stop this)

mrzuzzo
26-07-2011, 16:53
anything else except girls girls and girls?)

Sorry, no.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:54
Sorry, no.

I understood you) but I ask other members too)

Swordfish90293
26-07-2011, 16:54
I'm here for the Shashlik at Ray's...

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 16:58
Talking about England, people mentioned Stone Hengde and other significant things of the country. Is anybody interested in such kind of things of Russia? What about nature? has anybody travelled in Russia?share your experience

yakspeare
26-07-2011, 16:59
)) help me please) stop this)

is it a crime to be honest?

I don't mind being honest.

I love the culture here and the girls

I love the architecture here and the girls

I love the food here and the girls

I love the proximity to Europe and the girls

I love the warmth of Russians when you are a guest and the girls

I love the nature and scenery, the extremes of the seasons and the girls.


and um I also like the girls...

hope that clears it up...

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 17:00
is it a crime to be honest?

I don't mind being honest.

I love the culture here and the girls

I love the architecture here and the girls

I love the food here and the girls

I love the proximity to Europe and the girls

I love the warmth of Russians when you are a guest and the girls

I love the nature and scenery, the extremes of the seasons and the girls.


and um I also like the girls...

hope that clears it up...

great! finally people added other interests. I am not against girls) I just wanted to hear something else. thank you

mrzuzzo
26-07-2011, 17:01
Talking about England, people mentioned Stone Hengde and other significant things of the country. Is anybody interested in such kind of things of Russia? What about nature? has anybody travelled in Russia?share your experience

Yeah... I've traveled around Russia a lot, for the past 2 months I've been visiting a new city every weekend. I love it. It's also nice to be a 2 hour flight from Europe.

But I came here for the girls.

yakspeare
26-07-2011, 17:02
I posted this once...this was a poem I wrote about Russia that best explains how I feel:

Я люблю мою новую Родину.
Дикие ягоды, растущие в лесу.
Белую и холодную на севере,
Зелёную и яркую на теплом юге.
Как странно!
Не знал я свободы,
Когда был я моложе,
Когда жил я не здесь.

Страна многих наций,
Множества блюд и специй,
Приём гостей теплее,
Хоть холодна зима.
Объятья людей и сердца их открыты,
А двери домов никогда не закрыты.
Как странно!
Не знал я любви,
Когда был я моложе,
Когда жил я не здесь.

Луга зелёные
И гор вершины.
Церкви богаче дворцов,
И вера здесь чтится отцов.
Мир и война, радость и горе,
Но я люблю это боле и боле.
Как странно!
Жизни не знал я,
Когда был моложе,
Когда жил не здесь.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 17:05
I posted this once...this was a poem I wrote about Russia that best explains how I feel:

Я люблю мою новую Родину.
Дикие ягоды, растущие в лесу.
Белую и холодную на севере,
Зелёную и яркую на теплом юге.
Как странно!
Не знал я свободы,
Когда был я моложе,
Когда жил я не здесь.

Страна многих наций,
Множества блюд и специй,
Приём гостей теплее,
Хоть холодна зима.
Объятья людей и сердца их открыты,
А двери домов никогда не закрыты.
Как странно!
Не знал я любви,
Когда был я моложе,
Когда жил я не здесь.

Луга зелёные
И гор вершины.
Церкви богаче дворцов,
И вера здесь чтится отцов.
Мир и война, радость и горе,
Но я люблю это боле и боле.
Как странно!
Жизни не знал я,
Когда был моложе,
Когда жил не здесь.

That's a very nice poem! Thanks for posting it again)

snoopy
26-07-2011, 20:18
i love collecting different kinds of matroshka.. :)

mrzuzzo
26-07-2011, 20:35
i love collecting different kinds of matroshka.. :)

That is most definitely a prime reason to live in Russia!

Krolick
26-07-2011, 21:37
Talking about England, people mentioned Stone Hengde and other significant things of the country. Is anybody interested in such kind of things of Russia? What about nature? has anybody travelled in Russia?share your experience

Common, be realistic!
Who cares for the Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Russian literature, language, architecture, etc
It is all about girls, women, chicks, kittens, hotties, bimbos...
About some special sort of freedom and "bardak"...
I asked many foreigners - what the hell they are doing here? Why did they leave their well-organized and civilized countries? Almost all gave the same answer - Boring!!!!!

Other variants - it is different, it is challenging, I fell in love with the Russian girl.

shinsetsu
26-07-2011, 21:46
Common, be realistic!
Who cares for the Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Russian literature, language, architecture, etc
It is all about girls, women, chicks, kittens, hotties, bimbos...
About some special sort of freedom and "bardak"...
I asked many foreigners - what the hell they are doing here? Why did they leave their well-organized and civilized countries? Almost all gave the same answer - Boring!!!!!

Other variants - it is different, it is challenging, I fell in love with the Russian girl.

I know that not so many people care about Kremlin and so on. that's why I decided to ask..people care about Stone Hengde..but here..clubs and chicks are more inetersting..I don't understand the difference then..

DavidB
26-07-2011, 21:56
Common, be realistic!
Who cares for the Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Russian literature, language, architecture, etc
It is all about girls, women, chicks, kittens, hotties, bimbos...
About some special sort of freedom and "bardak"...
I asked many foreigners - what the hell they are doing here? Why did they leave their well-organized and civilized countries? Almost all gave the same answer - Boring!!!!!

Other variants - it is different, it is challenging, I fell in love with the Russian girl.

- Russia is a tax haven - it's a big direct benefit for me and anyone else who lives from their investment income.
- Conservative - I don't have to listen to the constant whine about climate warming, clean energy, gay marriage, etc.
- Regulation - I don't have some a$$hat telling me what to do every 10 minutes. I don't need a Ph.D in Bureaucrat Studies to figure out where I can park a car.

soprty
26-07-2011, 21:58
Common, be realistic!
Who cares for the Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Russian literature, language, architecture, etc
It is all about girls, women, chicks, kittens, hotties, bimbos...
About some special sort of freedom and "bardak"...
I asked many foreigners - what the hell they are doing here? Why did they leave their well-organized and civilized countries? Almost all gave the same answer - Boring!!!!!

Other variants - it is different, it is challenging, I fell in love with the Russian girl.

Can't someone just feel at home?

DavidB
26-07-2011, 22:00
That's an oversimplification.

I came here for the challenge of being in a foreign country, no friends, not knowing the language, etc.
No, I didn't come here to see the Kremlin, Lenin's Tomb, churches, etc. But that doesn't mean that I have not come to appreciate these things during my time here.

That too - I agree! It's dead boring to live in the same country your whole life and never see anything from a different perspective.

sixfootwo
26-07-2011, 23:54
culture
history
food
danger
language
vodka
architecture
old aeroplanes
old cars
humour
friendly people
the winters
the summers
the rivers
the girls
the fantastic pop music (they produce pop music as it should be: addictive, and then shortly after, very passe.)
the restaurants
the flag downs
etc

Is there any good reason NOT to like Russia ???

Krolick
27-07-2011, 09:27
That's an oversimplification.


Actually I was joking.
But at least it was followed by some serious answers.

quincy
27-07-2011, 11:03
Actually I was joking.


were you???



I asked many foreigners - what the hell they are doing here? Why did they leave their well-organized and civilized countries? Almost all gave the same answer - Boring!!!!!


so what did they really tell you?

Krolick
27-07-2011, 11:30
were you???

That part about girls being the only reason to come to Russia was irony, very close to sarcasm.

so what did they really tell you?

They really answered that they felt bored in their native countries. This part of my post was not a joke.
The most unusual answer was given by ex-sailor (from UK) who came to Russia with his girlfriend (from Australia) - he said they decided to come to Russia to make it fare - neither UK nor Australia - something in the middle.

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 11:46
They really answered that they felt bored in their native countries. This part of my post was not a joke.
The most unusual answer was given by ex-sailor (from UK) who came to Russia with his girlfriend (from Australia) - he said they decided to come to Russia to make it fare - neither UK nor Australia - something in the middle.

I have also heard from lots of foreigners that they want to have new experience of survival, adaptation. They are bored living trivial life in their countries. And they greatly appreciate russian's freedom, no rules, no typical problems like ozone layer depletion, waste recycling, etc.....

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 12:09
For alot of us, it is not the "no rules". It is simply the day to day challenges of surviving in a foreign country.

Try going to a supermarket where you don't speak the language and buying chicken from the lady behind the meat counter...

))))))))))))
You know, sometimes its difficults even for russians))

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 12:29
:rofl:

Recently i have changed my driving license and the process turned to be very complicated. Sometimes it seemed to me that we were speaking on different languages))) or i am an idiot.......

bydand
27-07-2011, 12:35
Bring over a bottle, I'll make zakuski and tell you all about why.:whisper:

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 12:58
I doubt you're an idiot.

I also think so, more over (to get new driving license) i had to go to mental hospital to have a special note from them in a health certificate.
So a doctor said that i am normal))))

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 13:03
Bring over a bottle, I'll make zakuski and tell you all about why.:whisper:

:applause:
In Tverskay obl??

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 13:06
You need a note from a mental hospital to drive here??????

Then half the people driving here should not be!

This is a new rule (from 1st of June). In past people could buy all these health certificates......now not!
So these people are still driving...untill they will change license.....

DavidB
27-07-2011, 13:11
This is a new rule (from 1st of June). In past people could buy all these health certificates......now not!
So these people are still driving...untill they will change license.....

Let me get this... you're saying that bribes are now illegal???

mrzuzzo
27-07-2011, 13:17
LOL, I had to give a bribe to ecologists this past Sunday... yeah, I know.

bydand
27-07-2011, 13:27
:applause:
In Tverskay obl??

Yes, but Kashin, about 90km from Tver, its a different world than Moscow.

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 13:29
Let me get this... you're saying that bribes are now illegal???

Almost))

bydand
27-07-2011, 13:30
Let me get this... you're saying that bribes are now illegal???

That is correct, bribes are now illegal, unless it is somebody's cousin...

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 13:41
Giving a bribe is an old russian tradition like making presents on Chrystmas)))

martpark
27-07-2011, 13:55
Giving a bribe is an old russian tradition like making presents on Chrystmas)))

Or making soup.

FatAndy
27-07-2011, 14:06
Oh really? 8))) I made presents but never gave bribes. Am I violate trrrradition? :)

Giving a bribe is an old russian tradition like making presents on Chrystmas)))

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 14:08
If I had said this, I would have a few forum members screaming at me that I am anti-Russian.

I hope nobody will blame me that i am not a patriot.
I will answer them - Its just a joke!!!
For others - Its true!

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 14:11
Oh really? 8))) I made presents but never gave bribes. Am I violate trrrradition? :)

No, you keep the eldest russian tradition, when nobody new about bribes and used only barter (natural exchange))))

mrzuzzo
27-07-2011, 14:18
Oh really? 8))) I made presents but never gave bribes. Am I violate trrrradition? :)

I usually carry a 1L bottle of whiskey in my trunk when I go to out of town trips for this exact reason.

JuliaL
27-07-2011, 14:20
I usually carry a 1L bottle of whiskey in my trunk when I go to out of town trips for this exact reason.

Very good new tradition!!! - to carry a bottle of whiskey for any purposes...

FatAndy
27-07-2011, 14:40
Well, I'm a bit older, so in trips I have only 0.5L of brandy, and in the flask ;)
I usually carry a 1L bottle of whiskey in my trunk when I go to out of town trips for this exact reason.

Ergoadam
27-07-2011, 17:36
Great people
Good architecture
Less population in the some cities
Great forests
Good culture
Easy lifestyle in the countryside
Lesser hooliganism
A good number of festivals and holidays
Relaxed conversation
Good amount of drinking

I felt a sense of déjà vu the first time I visited Russia.

And yes beautiful people and friends with hearts of gold.

TolkoRaz
27-07-2011, 22:10
Well, I'm a bit older, so in trips I have only 0.5L of brandy, and in the flask ;)

You are soooooooooo old that I heard you get somebody else to carry it for you! :p

FatAndy
27-07-2011, 23:19
Aha...

http://www.photo-wave.ru/i/229644.jpg
You are soooooooooo old that I heard you get somebody else to carry it for you! :p

TolkoRaz
28-07-2011, 00:54
Its rude to drink alone! ;)

Silver Chili
28-07-2011, 09:43
People love it because of Russian great people they meet here )))

Ergoadam
02-08-2011, 19:34
One more thing I like about Russia:

How in most places we keep hearing "кто последний"

The long queues, the riff raff, the chit chat, the over verification of your place in the queue.

Well been tired of it when I was making my TRP.

Now in retrospect, I find it amusing.

Cheers

Nyusha
02-08-2011, 19:39
Russia is kind of like the Wild Wild West. It's crazy, hectic, even dangerous at times.....but it's never boring. That's what I like.

mistygris
03-08-2011, 01:27
I came for the first time to Russia when I was 16, honestly my impressions of russia were negative: it was grey, cold and not that nice (i came when snow was melting)
then three years later, i came again to russia to follow russian courses followed thereafter 5 more times of travelling, I fell in love with russia, it's people who's heart is so big, I've meet some people of the forum they will recognise themselves if they read this and i'm honestly happy to have crossed them on my path.
I love the cities, they are vibrant dynamic I feel safer in Russia then in my homecountry

as once has been said: Rossia s umom ne ponjat.... v rossii tolko mozno verit

AstarD
03-08-2011, 11:13
We all love Russia for the girls, which is why we came here, obviously..

End of thread. :)
Indeed! That's why I'm here. :10310: