I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about a man from Ukraine that has lived in Moscow since the 1980’s. His name is Daonag!
He gives lessons to people who are new to Moscow about being a Moscovite!
Daonag Says:”Moscow does not know how to lament anything,” He also says:”There is no pity in Moscow. Moscow will respect you if you present yourself firmly, if you have your own strength and personality. But if you do nothing but cry, Moscow will reject you.”(Moscow times)
I understand this need. The open arms of Moscow are not apparent when you first arrive. This just helps compound the fears that you have already conjured from reading the American view point of Russia.
I had read an article before I left America. From the State Department of the United States of America. This article told me clearly that Russia was a unsettled country and that the Embassies in Russia can offer very little assistance if you get in trouble. The article went on to say that police in Russia are notorious for causing Americans many problems, such as taking you down to local police stations and interrogating you. (Now that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.)
I found all this was very untrue. I have found that the Russian is a warm, inviting, and caring person. I have also found out that the police are shocked most of the time when they realize that they have just stopped a American. They have never bothered me while walking, just when driving our car.
I found that there was a lot of untruths on the Internet about Russia and her people. That is one of the reasons that I started this web site, To let People in the World know that Russia has a heart & soul.
I find that there is a real need for someone to help new comers adjust to Moscow or Russia for that matter. (I had my Sweetie)
Not because Russia will be devastating to your existence! But because you have & need to learn a new set of manners plus different lifestyle.
comments always welcome.