German journalist compared life in Russia and Europe

Despite the fact that thanks to the advent of the Internet and the development of communications, the world as a whole has become smaller, differences in the lifestyle of Europe and Russia continue to amaze foreigners.




The German publication Ostexperte.de published an article by journalist Dominic Klaus, in which he talks about the features of life in Russia that are not in Europe.

The first thing the journalist noted is that few people know English in Russia, which, combined with the use of the Cyrillic alphabet, is a serious problem for foreigners. According to him, any purchase in the store or a request for help turns for a foreigner into a stress test.

The German journalist was greatly impressed by the availability and accessibility of high-quality Internet in Russia, which is present both in the metro and in parks.

The foreigner was also surprised by the lines that Russians even stand for several hours in the cold in order to get into the museum and look at works of art.

According to the journalist, Europeans should forget about the technological backwardness of Russia, since the country has the opportunity to pay for a purchase using a mobile phone or credit card, which Russians enjoy using.

The journalist’s article did not dispense with the Russians’s unsmiling smile that astonished Europeans. At the same time, the German agrees that a real smile is much nicer than a fake imposed. Apparently, he did not happen to hear the famous Russian proverb that a smile for no reason is a sign of fooling around.

In general, Dominic Klaus has a positive impression of Russia, and he recommends that Europeans not approach it with their own standards.
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  1. master2 Offline
    master2 (Zhora) 21 September 2019 13: 36
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    you should forget about the technological backwardness of Russia, as the country has the opportunity to pay for a purchase using a mobile phone or credit card

    - What are you, this progress, less than 50 years have passed, a truly technical breakthrough.
  2. nesvobodnaja Offline
    nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 21 September 2019 14: 29
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    I remember back in the late 80s, when the first TV bridges from the USA began to be organized in our country, the Americans were terribly surprised that the Russians were using hair dryers, mixers, etc. household appliances.
    And they were offended by the laughter in our studio in response to their questions about the availability of all of the above. )
  3. beeper Online
    beeper 21 September 2019 14: 35
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    Such a positive, easy-to-read impression about Russia can be interesting! good
    But for the sake of a “beautiful phrase”, you probably shouldn’t “juggle” the meanings, because by no means “smile”, but “LAUGHTER WITHOUT REASON-a sign of foolishness ?!” wink These are two big differences, as we say in Odessa!
  4. kgv51 Offline
    kgv51 (Gennady) 21 September 2019 19: 02
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    in Russia, few people know English, which, combined with the use of the Cyrillic alphabet, is a serious problem for foreigners.

    So what's the problem !? Learn Russian. By the way, Chinese also does not hurt.
  5. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 21 September 2019 23: 43
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    He had to take a ride on the subway at least to the Smolensk region and try his German bank card in English somewhere.
    Surprisingly poor knowledge of English in Moscow boots, minus Muscovites.
    As for the smile and the fool, this is generally nonsense. But this is rather a minus to the author, after that the cliches - balalaikas with bears and vodka with Natasha or vice versa flicker intuitively.
    In general, the guy was not in Russia, only in tourist booths.
    1. chemyurij Offline
      chemyurij (chemyurij) 22 September 2019 18: 45
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      Quote: Bitter
      Surprisingly poor knowledge of English in Moscow boots, minus Muscovites.

      English is good, the English must know, Why on earth did you think that trade workers should know a foreign language? When trade in Russia will depend on foreigners (as is the case in countries that live and exist due to tourism), then do not worry, this issue will be solved very quickly, and if a German travels to Russia, he must learn at least a few words of Russian words.
      1. Vorchun Offline
        Vorchun (Vladimir) 23 September 2019 10: 50
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        I haven’t been to America, but I strongly doubt that all the sellers understand Russian in the shops there