• The naming of Trump's FART Act has convinced me that Deep State subversion is real. And pretty awesome. Do you agree?

    Best answer: Lol. I love your limerick.

    Right now, Trump is sitting on his gold-plated toilet, and formulating his piece de resistance, the "**** Act." Stay tuned for more details, and an even bigger smell.
    Best answer: Lol. I love your limerick.

    Right now, Trump is sitting on his gold-plated toilet, and formulating his piece de resistance, the "**** Act." Stay tuned for more details, and an even bigger smell.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is happening in Russia right now?

    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How much money does it cost to move to Russia?

    If anyone has done that, how much money did it cost in total including the language courses and all.
    If anyone has done that, how much money did it cost in total including the language courses and all.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why does Ukraine hate Russia but Belarus dosent?

    Best answer: I dont see why Belarus has anything to do with the Ukrainian problems. Belarus is in an economic alliance with Russia. Kiev is backed by the U.S. (except eastern Ukraine) which is using them to threaten Russia.
    Best answer: I dont see why Belarus has anything to do with the Ukrainian problems. Belarus is in an economic alliance with Russia. Kiev is backed by the U.S. (except eastern Ukraine) which is using them to threaten Russia.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to travel to Russia for World Cup?

    Best answer: I have lived, traveled, visited, roamed Russia every year for 26...27 years, coming every year, and promise- you have nothing to worry about. I have an obvious "foreign" accent with my attempts at Russian. EDIT[If anyone had wanted to target a foreigner, I was a red sheep in a white herd]. Back in the... show more
    Best answer: I have lived, traveled, visited, roamed Russia every year for 26...27 years, coming every year, and promise- you have nothing to worry about.
    I have an obvious "foreign" accent with my attempts at Russian. EDIT[If anyone had wanted to target a foreigner, I was a red sheep in a white herd]. Back in the USSR I had "star" status. Not so much lately, I'm just another person. Last year we sent our son (13 y.o.) alone to summer camp in Russia. [He flew to Moscow, then Izhevsk, back to Moscow and on to Simferopol.] We went to say "thanks" to our local post office for Post of Russian choosing him for the camp. One lady was impressed to meet an American and asked to shake my hand. Deja vu... to 1992. OK With my accent, I have often in various cities gone late nights to stores for food or drink. I paid with a debit card when that was a rarity, spoke in my own brand of language around crowds buying their own food and drink, never to be bothered. Sure, sometimes I am asked from where I am, little more. Americans, foreigners, are not hated in Russia. The camp my son attended is an internationally known and visited place. Artek. He had British, Swiss and a few other nationalities there with his group.
    To be aware of... no more than anywhere, be obviously careful with wallets, handbags, etc. Pickpocketing is not a "problem" but can happen. I have read warnings about NOT changing money in smaller change offices, but to use banks. First, I use a credit union and never get ATM fees on my debit card. But if you do change money at a small office- don't worry. It is very expensive to change at the airport, so ATM fees may be cheaper. "Bankomat" will give the current rate. Right now, 62 rubles=$.
    Places to avoid- In Moscow you may find dangerous night clubs, especially if you are drunk, loud, and act obnoxiously. But as far as N___ street or S____ blvd, no. If it is night you will see people all over walking. Main thing is don't bring attention to yourself. Russians are quiet, low key people.
    If you don't know any Russian, the World Cup venues will have signs in other languages. The Metros do (subway). If you ask a student 16-20 if they speak English, that would be the most likely group to do so. Older than 30 was the German group. East Germany being the reason. My small town of 110,000 has many English speakers with whom I can converse. Some parents learn it with their schoolchildren. This is not to say English is widespread, it is not, but it IS there. Thank the internet.
    Russia is a wonderful country. If not, I wouldn't keep returning. It can be wildly different than USA. Avoid KFC and McDonalds. You have them at home. Learn new tastes and places! Russia is to enjoy.
    It is estimated 2 million foreigners will visit during the World Cup; 1.5 million will be fans...
    EDIT: [What to avoid- Gypsies. Nowadays, they are a rare breed in Russia, but used to were often seen, even outside Moscow. They are typically harmless, but just swindle you out of money. I was always told by my now wife to just not talk or interact with them. I only had one threatening incident with Gypsies and that was in Italy. Her "baby's" feet were feeling for a breast pocket while we rode a bus so I grabbed at the "feet" and she went away, exiting the bus at the next stop.]
    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is it safe to open an expensive restaurant in Ukraine in one of the bigger cities(Kiev,Kharkiv,Odessa,Dni... etc.)?

    I am not talking about the politics between Russia and Ukraine. I am talking about the corruption within Ukraine. I am talking about if I do open an expensive and successful restaurant, is there a chance that other Ukrainian businessmen might see me as a threat to their businesses and might not like the... show more
    I am not talking about the politics between Russia and Ukraine. I am talking about the corruption within Ukraine. I am talking about if I do open an expensive and successful restaurant, is there a chance that other Ukrainian businessmen might see me as a threat to their businesses and might not like the competition. Will such people be able to bother me and cause problems for me or am I protected by Ukrainian law even though I am a foreigner. I am from the Czech Republic. I would like to open a restaurant in Ukraine, but I don't want to be swindled out of my business. So would it be safe in those terms to open a restaurant business in Ukraine?
    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is Russia a bad place to live?

    15 answers · 4 months ago
  • The code +447 is for which country?

    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Would it be dumb to move to Russia as an american? Any tips?

    Best answer: Interesting, but not dumb... here's a look: It is difficult if not married to a Russian citizen, but not impossible. If you are an engineer, doctor, (medical or otherwise) Russia will play the brain-drain game as well as USA. "Marketable Skills" is today's buzzword. Dumb, not necessarily so.... show more
    Best answer: Interesting, but not dumb... here's a look:
    It is difficult if not married to a Russian citizen, but not impossible. If you are an engineer, doctor, (medical or otherwise) Russia will play the brain-drain game as well as USA. "Marketable Skills" is today's buzzword.
    Dumb, not necessarily so. Texas heat to Russian winters was not a challenge for me, but I like extremes. Most cities are on the 55th parallel, and the snow stays mid-Nov to late April. A "negative" for most Americans would be a lower than USA salary. Prices can be lopsided, too. As an example, two men (3-4 hours) and equipment and materials to re-roof a garage 12x20 feet was $80. A taxi in Moscow from a railway station to the airport 25 miles away is $15-16. A new Nissan Almera, ac and automatic, $9200 in 2015, I think the price is unchanged. Food is about same as USA but flour, bread, pasta, etc is cheaper. 92 cents for 4 pounds sugar. Electricity is $5-6 a month, HEAT is $20 charged year round. 45 tv channels and internet with wi-fi router is $6-8 monthly. Smartphone service (buy your own phone) is about $7 monthly. ALL utilities add to about $50-70 a month (water, sewer, elect, gas, heat, internet/tv, and "major repair" fund- for when the building needs new roofing, the trash dumpsters need replacing or repair, etc-upkeep.)
    People and life are worlds apart. You should like that. It is safe to walk at night in villages, towns, and cities. No guns on the street. The integrity of people far surpasses that of my fellow countrymen of Texas. Too much bull siht. The land is not fenced, you can pick mushrooms in forests, strawberries in fields, blueberries on the edge of forests, fish in any lake, river or stream. The land is mine, and it is yours.
    So, no, not dumb at all. DIFFERENT so much that only some can accept and live in those differences. You can live in a 1-4 room apartment which you can buy or rent. Our city, 1150 kms from Moscow, has 2 room flats from $20-25,000. $100-150,000 would build 3 stories of brick. Most Russians owe nothing on their house or flat.
    3 answers · 4 months ago
  • What country and war was this soldier from?

    What country and war was this soldier from?

    Best answer: Russian soldier during the end of Siege of Grozny in second Chechen war, (1999-2000). City was basically flattened from the fighting, Chechen government at the time fell and ran off into hiding, Russian victory. Government was politically destroyed but their groups and separatists fought on for another 9 years.
    Best answer: Russian soldier during the end of Siege of Grozny in second Chechen war, (1999-2000). City was basically flattened from the fighting, Chechen government at the time fell and ran off into hiding, Russian victory. Government was politically destroyed but their groups and separatists fought on for another 9 years.
    8 answers · 4 months ago
  • Do Russian people still believe in slavic paganism?

    Best answer: A few of them, yes.
    Best answer: A few of them, yes.
    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • I have a new amendment will you support it?

    Best answer: So, you want to undo the 1st amendment?
    Best answer: So, you want to undo the 1st amendment?
    9 answers · 4 months ago
  • Ive heard that russian women are beautiful, however Im Middle-eastern and I was admired by a Russian man?

    I dont have the blond hair blue eyes, or small features that a lot of Russian women have, Im Arab and I have black hair, brown eyes, brown skin type and he seemed to have a big crush on me. Why is that? Is it because Im different to what he’s used to seeing?
    I dont have the blond hair blue eyes, or small features that a lot of Russian women have, Im Arab and I have black hair, brown eyes, brown skin type and he seemed to have a big crush on me. Why is that? Is it because Im different to what he’s used to seeing?
    8 answers · 4 months ago