Travelling in Russia, including customs, lodging, eating out, etc
Planning your first trip to Russia? Your mind must be swelling with questions then.
After all, there always has been a lot of controversy and stereotypes about Russia. The very word Russia summons up quite equivocal (and rather stereotypical) images that tend to baffle, if not scare a foreign person. While with most Western European countries everything is more or less clear, Russia leaves most foreigners completely clueless as to what to expect of it. It is truly hard to find any adequate answers and not to drown in this vast ocean of stereotypes, obsolete facts, and contradictory information that surrounds Russia. Even now that its borders have been open to foreign citizens for over a decade, Russia is still shrouded in mystery. It keeps foreigners wondering… What is Russian life like? Is it safe to be in Russia? Is it difficult to travel to and around it? Is life in Russia expensive? What exactly do I need to bring with me?.. and so on, and so forth. Who can possibly answer such questions about a country better than a native who has been living in it most of their life and knows it inside out? So, let me become your Russian guide to Russian everyday reality to help you form the most realistic impression of what Russia really is like. I would like to begin with something that concerns people most these days – safety issues.
Safety in Russia
One of the most common and least accurate stereotypes about Russia is the one that makes it look like one of the most turbulent places on Earth with the most rampant crime. The recent terrorist attacks in Moscow, regrettably, have only helped to perpetuate the negative stereotype. It is apparent, however, that virtually all of our world, including Europe and the USA have become targets of international terrorism, not just Russia. In this particular sense, one’s personal safety is no longer a matter of geographical location. Rather, it is largely dependent on one’s own behavior.
According to American sources, the crime rate is actually substantially higher in the US than in Russia, although it has increased in Russia since the demise of the Soviet Union. That means that the precautions an individual should take traveling in Russia are identical to the ones recommended elsewhere in the world, including the USA. It is understood that people are most vulnerable to crime in a foreign country. In this manner, in Russia foreigners become easy prey for those who do not exactly mean well. Therefore, I suggest you keep in mind that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and follow some simple, yet arbitrary rules on a day-to-day basis. First of all, avoid flaunting valuables or large sums of cash and flashing your wallet. Secondly, you are strongly advised against walking alone at night or through deserted and secluded places at daytime. Third, be careful striking up acquaintances with strangers. Try to not too attract too much attention to yourself either, especially in crowded public places (unless you want to be eased of your wallet or even worse).
Do not be paranoid, though. Just be wary. Be friendly and open-minded, but do not forget to use your common sense. Hospitability is, beyond all doubt, a Russian national trait, but remember that there are black sheep in every family. So, watch your step as you go and you will be safe and sound.
You might also want to memorize the Russian police and Medical Emergency phone numbers – 02 and 03 respectively. You can dial them toll-free from any public phone. Just in case. Hope you will never have to dial them, though.
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During the past years with the development of the Internet, mass media and the transport, the attitude to the people’s relations, dates and places for acquainting change a lot and varied now.
So many worthless failures, so many bad establishes, so many opportunities to lose your way, but most of all losing one more chance for adore and new relations. That’s why, passing the years most foreigners, disappointed in their West partners are searching for the life time partner on the East Europe.
Why date Girls from Russia
Russian girls are natural, very actual, and honest with traditional standards. These women are faithful and dedicate themselves to their partners. Girls from Russia are so affectionate and if they like you, they will show you warmth. It is habitual for your partner to touch for your hand, or hold you while wandering around. Also remember that Russian girls considered the men to open the doors before them, to seat a woman first, and to enlarge your arm for supporting from your side. Girls from Russia are fond of love flowers, particularly roses. Try not to buy a dozen flowers; as an alternative, buy the odd number of it. Girls from Russia are keener on your personal traits. Your honesty and frankness are more essential then your money. Russian girls are looking for fellows who are trusting, responsive, kind, sympathetic and faithful.
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A lot of people are starting to wonder why dating in the big city has suddenly become such a perplexing and complicated experience. And when, exactly, did this happen? The dating scene has always been a little troublesome for some people and could even feel like more of a chore than what should be a fun time. But lately the single jungle of Houston and other large cities are changing and evolving into more complex designs of mass confusion. We seem to be moving faster and faster into complete chaos rather than assimilating into the well preserved roles that our mothers and fathers laid out for us.
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Ideally, a relationship should be built on trust, respect and honesty. Keeping important things to yourself and not sharing it with your partner might eventually ruin your relationship.
There is such a thing as being a compulsive liar. If you are in a relationship and you love your partner too much to let him or her go, then you might want to take a look at the signs and reasons behind being a compulsive liar:
This bad habit can stem from having a very low self-confidence.
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First kisses are confusing because neither of you know exactly how the other person will respond. Swapping saliva with a bad kisser can be disappointing and discouraging, to say the least! But if the chemistry is right, a first kiss can turn into a cinematic moment where time slows down ... music swirls in the background ... and your head spins in so many directions that you don't know whether you're standing on earth or in heaven.
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I know the very title itself sounds so distinctive! Isn’t it? Check this out to know more!
Post my article ‘Marital Bliss’, I have been getting clients whose married life is on a toll. I feel people just don’t understand the basic inevitability of being married. I think it is high time for all those married people to realize the importance of being married to someone! I
It is very appalling to perceive even marriages of so many years making its way to show curtains i.e. come to an end. I do agree that it is not that easy to maintain a relationship; but if you need and love someone, then you ought to do at least something to withhold that special relationship.
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Research indicates that over 55% of married women are not interested in having sex with their husbands. In my 35 years of counseling couples, I’ve worked with many men who also are not interested in sex with their wives. The problem is generally not a lack of sexual desire - it’s that they are not interested in sex with their partner.
There is a very good reason for this.
Sexuality in long term relationships is the result of loving energy flowing between two people. If something is blocking this loving energy, the sexual energy between them often gets blocked as well.
There may be many reasons for loving and sexual energy being blocked, but the most common is what I call the “pull-resist relationship system.”
Here’s how it works:
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The VAST majority of men who visit Russia that i’ve communicated with have a real issue on their hands when they arrive.
At first it seems AMUSING and even a delightful situation.. But it quickly creates HUGE problems for them.
Imagine travelling halfway around the world and walking into the ultimate car dealership with usually just enough money and time to FINALLY get your dream car.
The dealer has a very unique special.. Every super car in this showroom.. and there are hundreds to choose from.. all resides within the same price range that you can afford.
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Within 3 months we were ranking as high as number 19 on Google for the basic search term of “Russian Women” out of close to 30 million hits.
Unfortunately Now.. Google essentially says that we don’t exist and this has been the case for well over a month now.
I’ve done some homework on the situation and I read that if there is another site that is duplicating your content then Google might heavily penalize you. Now the assumption here obviously is that you set up some type of dummy mirror site that was just designed to get more traffic which Google really hates.
Well I found a site that is doing this and obviously I’m not the one behind it.. I don’t know who did this but at least they were nice enough to link back to me. But for the life of me I can’t figure out why they would go through the trouble to do it.. Is it because they want to generate Add-Click revenue?
In anycase that site is..
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Masha out of town right now, but I had the opportunity to tell her about how gracious you were appreciating her videos.
Well let's see ..
* In spite of her face turning a shade of red ..
* Or an absolute surprised look of disbelief that came from her blue eyes ..
* Because she even giggled non-stop, which reminded me to be still in primary school ..
I think it's safe to say ..
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