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.
Apr 1st, 2006, 11:46 PM
Lazy alcoholic men, hardworking women
Apr 1st, 2006, 11:48 PM
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:21 AM
alcoholism, prostitution, organized crime, communism, vodka and cold weather.
Government corruption (Yukos)
Business corruption (oligarchs)
Ivan the Terrible, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Lenin
Sending people to Siberia as punishment.
On Hogans Heros they would threaten to send Nazis to Russia as punishment.
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:38 AM
the daughter-in-law and the wife of one of my uncles :)