want foreigners to understand their nation and its outstanding spirituality
used to being Russians: they perceive themselves as a nation possessing
the so-called Russian soul, which is a peculiar feature that no
other nation in the world has. People of other nationalities realize
that too and thus have various attitudes to Russians in different
parts of the globe. As a rule, Russians are proud of themselves,
although this feeling of pride is rather distinctive and paradoxical.
If a Russian
person goes on vacation to France, he or she will be pleasantly
surprised about the gratitude of a French waitress for quite a
large order of French champagne and generous tips. This attitude
can be absolutely different in other countries, where foreigners
prefer not to express their loving feelings towards Russian citizens.
There were certain occurrences when Russians were jailed in Kenya
or India or even in Switzerland for laundering fraudulently obtained
money, as foreigners think. Foreign people were taught at schools
that Russians come from the fatherland of Yuri Gagarin (first
man in space) and Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Russians must therefore
know that it is not good to steal.
want foreigners to understand their national peculiarities and
outstanding spirituality. A lot of Russian people may have a certain
quite infantile opinion: they think that they would enjoy greater
international respect, if they were Germans, or Americans, for
example. This is absolutely untrue: Americans have similar, albeit
slightly different problems too.
American citizens adore themselves. The American national pride
is based on quite earthy factors: the US flag, almost 230 years
of history, the Constitution and its Fifth Amendment, human rights,
the economic power and even snow-white teeth. However, it just
so happens that almost all other nations unfairly dislike Americans.
The French openly express their aversion to the USA, the Brits
chuckle at Americans too, whereas the Egyptians and the Arabs
do not hesitate to express utter hatred to the US of A. The latter
probably believe that Osama bin Laden is much more handsome than
George W. Bush.
world has its own opinion to the American nation as well. The
Slavs, including Russians, would obviously love to visit the States,
they watch Hollywood films and NHL matches with pleasure, but
pleasure and excitement go up in smoke when it comes to all other
factors of this kind of love.
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