Thursday, November 19, 2015

Russian Facts!

Russian Blog (internet was down for part of 11/18/2015)
                Sense I am studying Russian I figured a few funny facts would be needed
                                Beer wasn't considered an alcoholic drink in Russia until 2011.
                One out of four Russian men die before their 55th birthday.
                                Probably due to the mass amounts of drinking. Come on beer was a soft drink! Also some Russians are said to drink 3 liters of Vodka a week!
                There is no word for "fun" in Russian.
                                Way to follow stereotypes right? There are a few words like "веселье," which translates to "joy" or "merriment," and there's also the verb form "веселиться."
                Recently, some Russian restaurants have stopped using the word "borscht" — instead opting to say "beet root soup" — because the word "borscht" is Ukrainian.

                                This expresses how the pride in the Russian culture is still dominate. On another note it’s also funny that the word for the German language means someone who speaks Russian poorly. 

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