Lots of things. A history of brutal leaders, hard winters, sturdy people, repelling the Nazis, beautiful music, Vodka, great athletes, national pride, impressive architecture, economic hardship, unbroken spirit, an appreciation for the arts, and the greatest treasure of all: Anastasia Myskina.
"Fuck, fuck, fuck, fucking fuck, fuck, FUCK!" - Anastasia Myskina
"The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man." - Mark Twain
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Menken