That Russian Way of Life: Ignore the Rules…

Hares hop turnstiles – but not for long?
Things are turning in great style in Moscow. But do you know what? They’re thinking of getting rid of the turnstile on public transport.Read More >>>

This is a great article above and I had to laugh when I read it. In fact I ended up reading it to Sveta and she laughed. I myself was thinking of Sveta and how she is with these turnstiles…

Sveta is a proud hard core Soviet in mind and heart. She loved her life during the Soviet era and wishes most times that things had never changed. Life was good and fun and free then…

Enough of that and now lets get into the present time…

One thing that Russians are prone toward, is not obeying the rules and laws. It is something that I have grown to admire of them…

The article is about one little item and it makes light of that item. But I am here to tell you that the attitude in the article is applicable to everything in Russia. {The article is also giving a message to the new Moscow Mayor and his putting his nose into everything. (Russians like to give warning shots)} In the Soviet era they did not have things like turnstiles on the Buses…

Sveta is an expert at the Russian Public Transport system. Be it from the buses to the Metro and everything in between that they call Public Transport. It helps that she grew up here all her life and that she is nimble and tiny. Sveta is a Train Hare! I listen everyday to the new story of how she got around the system at the train station and saved 30 rubles! I say in return everyday, “I don’t want to have to come and visit you in jail. :)” That is my Sveta and I love her dearly. “The train Hare…”

She dislikes curtailment on her freedom of movements (That is why she disliked America so much.) and like many Russians, ignore the laws and rules that pertain to those curtailments. Sveta is a Hare as the article portrays and she is proud of it just like millions of others are proud of it…

Now she does not do it when I am around. I am too slow and large (a bear not a hare) and American. She knows that I will grumble and rumble at any attempt to circumvent said turnstiles. I being raised as a law abiding citizen have been programed that we never do turnstile wrong… đŸ™‚

But when I am not around…

Soviet mentality is without a doubt much different than American mentality and the residues of that mentality are still very ingrained in Russia…

The Hares will keep hopping the turnstiles or what ever they put in front of the Russians to corral the Hares. My sweetie will be right there with them…

Freedom comes to mind as I walk around Russia…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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