Much has been written that I am Russian, that I am a redneck and so on ...
And here I wondered, which sounds like this: I am a Russian cattle, a beast and a pig. I agree with this formulation of the question? Very no! And why?
I understand that I was born in the Russian Federation, in Gorny Altai. My parents from the suburbs. My ancestor - great-great-great-grandfather - the hero of the war 1812 of the year. He created a partisan detachment of serfs, being the headman of a serf village, and his name was Vasily Stulov. My great-grandfather is a foreman at the factory of Morozov Savva, no longer a serf. My grandfather, Alexander Vasilyevich Stulov, is already a master at the Morozov factory (and this is in 18 years).
And then a revolution that my grandfather did not accept. Well, it is clear how it ended for him. In Soviet times, I refused to award the Order of Lenin. And my father was an ordinary Finnish, Patriotic and Japanese, order bearer and medalist ...
And so, fate threw me in the 1987 year in Ukraine ... I lived and did not know grief. He worked at the Zaporizhzhya NPP, was a respected man. But 1991 came the year, and, I became an outcast. Not only did I write the letter to bastard Yeltsin, I asked him to give me a Chubais voucher, and this shit sent my letter to another bastard - Kravchuk. And Kravchuk sent my letter to the mayor of the city, who explained to me that due to the fact that I know the secrets of the USSR, I can go beyond this stinking CIS, after the expiration of my subscription on non-disclosure of secrets of the former USSR.
But all this is nonsense. The main thing is that I read on sites today! I am accused of loving the Russian people who gave birth to me, nursed and raised me !!!
And the explanations are simple: Russians are invaders of all nations, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Balts, Chechens and so on!
And I decided to say. And I will say! Goats, everyone who growls at me, I have the right to live the way I want. Yes, I am Russian, and I will remain as such! And no one can make me love another nation, but hate yours!
I love Russians for the fact that we have our own language, my own история, its own alphabet, its own religion !!! Don't you like it? Lick and rinse your mouths!
We are for you the image of sinister, imbeciles, cattle, drunkards and the like?
I want to acquaint you with representatives of an enlightened Europe and how they shaped the opinion of the European society about the Russians and Muscovy. Here, for example, what impression the British had from the description of these peoples by Clement Adams in 1553 about unknown peoples. When the Spaniards discovered America, the British decided to open the northern sea route to India. To do this, they organized an expedition to the North.
The result of this expedition was an acquaintance with Muscovy, that cruel Muscovy, which was ruled by the terrible Tsar Ivan the Terrible. This is how Adams describes it: “... If circumstances require war, the Prince arms at least nine hundred thousand people; of these, three hundred thousand leads against the enemy, and the rest are placed in convenient places, to protect the State, there are so many people in Muscovy that they don’t take any villagers or merchants into the army. All who go on a campaign must support themselves on their own dependencies (the Russian infantry does not go to war, but horsemen always fight). Weapon they are made of shells and helmets; the shells on top are covered with gold or silk, even among the rank and file; according to the custom of the Turk, they also use bow, arrows and spears, and stirrups pull up high ... ”
“... The Pyccian tolerates cold above all probability and is content with the smallest amount of food. When the ground is covered with deep snow and ossified by frost, the Russian hangs out his cloak on stakes, from the side from which the wind blows and the snow falls, spread a small light and lay down, back to the wind; the same cloak serves him as a roof, a wall and everything. This snow dweller draws water from a frozen river, spreads oatmeal in it, and dinner is ready. Having been fed, he immediately settles and rests at the fire. Frozen ground serves as his down jacket, and a stump or a stone pillow. His constant companion, the horse, feeds no better than his hero. This truly military life of the Russians under the icy sky of the North - what a strong reproach to the effeminate pampering of our Princes, who, in an incomparably better climate, use warm boots and fur coats! ... ”.
“... If anyone is caught stealing, they are imprisoned and flogged. They do not hang for the first guilt, as we do, and this is called the law of mercy ... ”
Here is a terrible and glorious king for its cruelty. And in fact it is true, why hang up if a person can repent and correct? Mercy in the blood of Russians ...
“... The Old and New Testaments are read in temples in their own language, very coherently. While reading, you can whisper; but after that there is an extreme modesty in 6 ... aversion. ”
“... Houses in Muscovy are built of spruce logs. In the lower crossbar, a groove is cut down, into which the upper log enters so tightly that the wind does not blow; and for greater precaution lay a layer of moss between the logs. The shape of the buildings is square; the light enters through narrow windows into which transparent skin is set. They put rafters on the walls and cover them with wood bark. In the rooms, wide benches are attached to the walls, on which they usually sleep, because the beds are not used. The stoves are flooded in the morning, so you can always increase and decrease the heat ... ".
Reading such lines, I involuntarily penetrate respect for my ancestors, who, if they drank, then in moderation. Russians preferred work to idle vacillation. So why did Russians suddenly become Muscovites, lazy and drunkards, fools and parasites?
But why. Enlightened Germans also visited Muscovy. For example, one of the enlightened European drunks and a glutton, Hans-Moritz Ayrman, describes Russia differently. He traveled to the embassy in Muscovy through the current enlightened Baltic states at the beginning of the 17 century. Here are his descriptions of manners and customs.
“... Their food consists of dried fish or meat, which they throw with greens and cabbage and with which they will have to go to a common pot and boil it all together; it doesn’t matter if it’s great to fill a large wooden bowl, then they are happy. With all kinds of food, they use their spoons, which are made with a short handle and large lobes.
Drinking them is also bad; they would gladly drink water elsewhere, but there are swamps everywhere. I saw how they have something hollowed out of wood (similarly, we have a dough made of wood for dough) and installed on a three- or four-plate, with a quadrangular hole cut out in front of it, in front of which a wooden grate is arranged so that grain does not leak out or thick ; there they pour on top their own breed of malt, often more suitable for pigs than for humans, and instead of hop they have some herbs that are dried for this; they are also thrown in there for taste; and when everything is mixed, they fill it with warm water and allow it to cool; then they substitute a wooden barrel and open it up so that it can drain ... From this we can judge the poor condition and living conditions of poor Muscovite peasants, they are all slaves or enslaved. Also in Livonia ... ".
Well, pure pigs, the Muscovites of the German. And why did the British have a different opinion?
“... Their houses are mostly low and built on the 2-3 floors. Inside they have a large and wide hearth, which they use instead of a stove for heating and cooking (this applies to ordinary people), but they do not have stoves. In each house they have closets and closets, arranged directly on the ground, and they do not use clay pots for cooking, and only boilers made of copper and iron pots are their best utensils; usually use quadrangular wooden plates ... ".
As you can see, in the 16 century, an Englishman found furnaces in the Muscovites who fueled in the morning, and in the 17 century, a German discovered the complete absence of furnaces and the presence of expensive copper boilers and pots. Strange? Well no. For the Germans, as you will see later, all Slavs are pigs.
“... Their food is very different, against the customs of our country, and we have to accustom our German stomachs to it. They prefer to eat something that either lay before it for some time in salt or was salted, like corned beef or salted fish, which they have many different varieties. Also that smoked, and all this is nicer to them than fresh meat. They eat a lot of garlic and onions in food ... ”.
Garlic and onions, natural antiseptics, disgusting German dear. No wonder that further, at the embassy through Muscovy to Persia, these sweetest Germans mostly died of dysentery.
“... They begin their meal, whether at noon or in the evening, with a sip of vodka, for this they have something like gingerbread, a rather nasty taste, and after eating they also use vodka; among noble people of all drinks, Spanish wine is more in favor; Rhine wine is not very common among them, but they import a large amount of Rhine vodka (that is, they even brewed moonshine in the Rhine for sale, the Russians did not brew themselves!). They also use large quantities of honey, which, because of the abundance of honey, is brewed a lot and is cheap to buy. They also have a beer, but it is boiled not according to our method ... And this beer is not only as good as ours, but often much better ... ”. - So that's who was the best brewer in Europe and Asia !!!
But the presentation of Muscovites from Adam Olearius Golshtintz - 1647 year.
“... After Novgorod. “After lunch at 4 hours, we mounted our horses, and our belongings and utensils were sent forward on 50 carts. This baggage was met on the road by several German soldiers who had retired in Moscow; they poured into a basket with provisions, knocked out the bottom in a barrel of beer, got drunk and took away his sword from our escort rifleman. When they stumbled upon us and the case made by them became known, two of them were severely beaten by our bailiff (Russian boyar - Auth.), And their swords and guns were taken away ... ”
This is how he met with European compatriots dear to his heart. Or - Europay? I note that in Europe for such a robbery they would certainly have been hanged. The Russian police officer only gave them cuffs, leaving them with their lousy lives.
“... These days we met several military officers; who, at the end of the war near Smolensk, were returning from Moscow. So, for example, 4 of the same month, we met Colonel Fuchs in the pit of Zimogorye, and in Volochek, another pit, Colonel Charles with other officers. When they came to visit the ambassadors, they were treated to Spanish wine. Since they drank heavily for several hours in a row, our trumpeter, Casper Herzberg, was so drunk that he was mortally wounded with a sword of one of our shooters (assigned to guard the German alcoholic ambassadors - Auth.). We left the wounded man to lie down, gave him and those who were to care for him some money and went on. This trumpeter, at the end of the Persian journey, was himself in Moscow, where he entered the grand-ducal service, in a vile manner stabbed by some kind of rascal ... ”.
Here it is, double standard! When the trumpeter Herzberg, who had licked vodka, mortally wounded a Russian archer, appointed to protect his own skin, it was a heroic act of an enlightened European. And when a Russian simply stabbed a loose nemchur with a sword, the Russian immediately appears to be a vile scoundrel! A four-hour binge in broad daylight was innocent fun for the Germans. This only confirms who in those days in Europe were drunks.
"... 5 early in the morning we passed through an empty village, as the peasants fled into the forest in front of German soldiers marching from Moscow ...".
German soldiers were like bands of robbers, from which whole villages of Russian peasants fled. Such were the valiant and enlightened European warriors!
“... Moscow. Half an hour after our arrival in Moscow, to greet us, from the grand-ducal kitchen and cellar, provisions were sent to us, namely: 8 sheep, 30 chickens, a lot of wheat and rye bread, and then 22 different drinks; wine, beer, honey and vodka, one drink is better than another; They were brought by 32 Russians, who were walking one by one. Provisions of this kind were delivered in a similar way to us daily - but only at half the size. After all, they have such a custom that the ambassadors on the first day of their arrival, as well as on the days when they will be at the hand of his royal majesty, constantly receive double treats ... ”.
It should be noted that on the 25 people of the Holstein embassy the Russian tsar was allocated two rubles and five kopecks per day for maintenance. Horses and overnight stay were free. Of course, you were surprised at two rubles. However, in Muscovy at that time the goose cost 2 a penny, and the ram cost as much as ten kopecks!
Return to the lovely homeland: “... Pernov. The next day, the Countess sent various provisions, along with some letters addressed to her master-in-law, the old Count von Thurn, and asked the Duke of Holstein to recommend her to the sons of his princely Highness.
When we left our city, our host did not want any payment for lunch, since almost all the provisions were delivered by her grace. Therefore, 20 Reichsteers were presented to him, for which he kindly thanked. But just now we drove a mile from the city, as we were caught up with the rider sent to them, who brought the money back and said that the gift was too small. Therefore, we sent back our Fourier, telling him to pay extra 12 thalers to satisfy the owner ... ".
Here it is, purely German hospitality!
But the second embassy of Adam Olearius Holstein, and the description of the Baltic states and Russia.
“... This is a rude, stern people: therefore, they often prefer such a punishment to a fine. In the Latvian land in the courtyard of Mr. de la Barr we were told by reliable persons of this kind of incident. An old peasant in this estate, for some misdemeanor, had to lie down to get the gauntlets. Since this was a very old man, the spouse de la Barra, out of pity for him, asked whether it was possible to replace the punishment with a small fine, for example, in one Swedish thaler or 8 pennies. The peasant, however, thanked for such mercy, undressed and lay down, saying: “I don’t want to allow innovations and introduce changes in my old years; I will therefore be pleased with the punishment that my fathers bore. ”
“... They think, however, that it would be harmful to give them a lot of freedom and money: no matter how bold they become. After all, they still can not forget that their ancestors owned this land, but were subjugated and enslaved by the Germans. Therefore, they - especially in winter, when drunk people leave the city - reluctantly give way to the oncoming Germans and curse a lot ... ”.
This is how the Germans ancestors of modern Lithuanians, Estonians and Latvians (the common capacious name of them in the USSR - labus) taught the European way of life. Tell them this today - they won't believe it!
"... We barely managed to get off our horses in Moscow and arrive at our yard, as the Russians came and brought from the grand-ducal kitchen and cellar of various dishes and drinks, and each ambassador, as well as six senior employees, were assigned special The embassy sent to Persia for trade was about 90 people - Auth.). In the same way, from now on, the kitchen and our cellar began to be supplied daily, while we were in Moscow. Delivered to us:
Daily: 62 bread, each in 1 penny or Lübeck shilling. A quarter of a bull. 4 sheep. 12 chickens. Xnumx goose. Hare or black grouse. Xnumx eggs. 2 kopecks for candles. 50 kopecks to the kitchen.
Weekly: 1 pounds (i.e. 40 pounds) of oil. Xnumx pud salt. 1 buckets of vinegar. 3 sheep and 2 goose.
Drinks every day: 15 jugs for gentlemen [ambassadors] and hofyunkers, namely: the smallest 3 - vodka, 1 - Spanish wine 114 - various honey 110 - beer. In addition, for our people were delivered: 1 a barrel of beer, a keg of honey and another small keg of vodka ... ".
We must pay tribute to the author in the description of what you can eat and drink. Judging by the volumes of vodka, beer and wine that was supplied to the Holstein embassy on a daily basis, the Russian Tsar was well aware of the passions of enlightened Europeans for drunkenness and gluttony!
“... In some places, especially in Moscow, there are magnificent garden plants, such as apples, pears, cherries, plums and currants. The situation, therefore, is completely different here than what Herberstein, Gvagnin and other writers portray, claiming that in Russia, due to the extreme cold, there are no fruits and tasty apples at all ...
There are also all kinds of kitchen vegetables, especially asparagus as thick as a finger, which I myself ate at a certain Dutch merchant, my good friend, in Moscow, as well as good cucumbers, onions and garlic in great abundance. Lettuce and other varieties of lettuce never sat down by the Russians; they had never paid any attention to them at all and not only did not eat them, but even laughed at the Germans for eating them, saying that they eat grass. Now some of them are starting to taste the salad. Melons are produced there in large quantities; in breeding, many find their material for trade and a source of food. Melon not only grows here very much, but they are very large, tasty and sweet, so you can eat them without sugar ... ".
That's awesome! It turns out that in Europe they ate tasteless melons only with sugar! Only Moscow melons they could eat without sugar!
"... I was still in 1643, a similar melon, in pounds (i.e. 40 pounds) in weight, was brought up by a good friend on the road when I was leaving Moscow at that time ...".
Can you imagine a melon weighing 16 kilograms grown in Moscow? !!!
And then - more. Begin Russian "bells and whistles". Europe understand them - go crazy, which she did.
“... Since they have a huge amount of feathered game, they do not consider it such a rarity and do not appreciate it like us: grouse, black grouse and hazel grouse of different breeds, wild geese and ducks can be obtained from the peasants for a small amount of money, and cranes, swans and small birds, such as gray and other thrushes, larks, finches and the like, although they are found very often, but are considered worthless to hunt and eat them.
As for the mind, Russians, however, are distinguished by intelligence and cunning, but they use their minds not to strive for virtue and meritorious life, but to search for benefits and benefits and to please their passions. Therefore, they are, as Danish nobleman Jacob says (the Ambassador of King Frederick II of Denmark calls himself in his “Hodaeporicon Ruthenicum”), people are “sly, intelligent, persistent, unbridled, unfriendly and perverse - not to say - shameless, prone to any evil, those who put power in the place of the law and those who have renounced - believe me - from all virtues. ”
Their cleverness and cunning, along with other actions, are particularly prominent in purchases and sales, as they invent all sorts of tricks and deceptions to deceive their neighbors. And if someone wants to deceive them, then such a person should have good brains. Since they avoid the truth and like to resort to lies and are also extremely suspicious, they themselves rarely believe anyone; they praise the one who can deceive them and consider them to be a master. Therefore, once, several Moscow merchants asked a certain Dutchman who had deceived them into trading for a large amount of money so that he joined the company with them and became their comrade in trade (the Dutch deceived Russian merchants — virtuous people, use their cunning and meanness for virtue and meritorious life - Auth.). Since he knew such mastery tricks of deception, they believed that they would trade well with this person. At the same time, it is strange that although they do not look at deception as a matter of conscience, they only value it as an intelligent and commendable act, however, many of them believe that it’s a sin not to give a person to someone who, when paying money by mistake, will pay too much lot. They say that in this case money is given out of ignorance and against will, and that their acceptance would be a theft; [in the case of fraud] the party to the transaction pays voluntarily and quite consciously. In their opinion, it is necessary to trade with mind and sense or not to touch this business at all.
All of them, especially those who, with happiness and wealth, posts or honors, are elevated above the position of the common people, are very arrogant and proud, which they, in relation to strangers, do not hide, but openly show with their facial expression, with their words and actions. Just as they do not attach any importance to a foreigner in comparison with the people of their own country, they also believe that no sovereign in the world can be equal to their head ... ”
“... They are generally very brutal people and pounce on each other with violent and harsh words, like dogs. On the streets constantly have to see this kind of quarrel and woman's scrapes, and they are conducted so vigorously that with the habit of thinking you think that they are now clinging to each other's hair. However, it rarely comes to beatings, and if it’s already gone so far, then they fight with fistfights and beat each other hard in the sides and shameful parts. No one has ever seen the Russians summoning each other to exchange saber blows or bullets, as is usually done in Germany and elsewhere. On the other hand, there are cases that noble grandees and even princes bravely beat each other with whips while riding a horse. We have reliable information about this, and we ourselves saw two children from the boyars, [so they were stitching each other] at the entrance of the Turkish ambassador ... ”
Well, do not kill each other Russian! Unlike the enlightened “uropians”!
“... The Russian household is arranged in a different taste among people of different states. In general, they live poorly, and they have a little money left for their farm. Grandees and rich merchants, however, now live in their expensive palaces, which, however, were built only during the last 30 years; earlier and they were content with bad houses (Well, how can he talk about a country where he hadn’t been 30 years ago?). Most, especially the common people, live very little. Just as they live in bad, cheap rooms (as indicated above), there is also very little inside the buildings, but there is enough for them, supplies and utensils. Most have no more than 3 or 4 clay pots and as many clay and wooden dishes. It is not enough to see tin and even less silverware — perhaps vodka and honey cups. That is why neither in one house, nor among rich people, nor among poor people, imperceptibly decorations in the form of arranged dishes, but everywhere there are only bare walls, which noblemen are hung with mats and made with icons. Very few of them have feather beds; Therefore, they lie on soft bedding, on straw, on mats or on their own clothes. They sleep on the benches, and in the winter, like non-Germans in Livonia, on the stove, which is arranged, like those of bakers, is flat on top. Here lie a number of men, women, children, servants and maids ...
Nor are they accustomed to delicate foods and delicacies. Their daily food consists of cereals, turnips, cabbage, cucumbers, fresh or salted fish - however, coarse salted fish prevail in Moscow, which sometimes, because of savings in salt, smells strong; nevertheless, they willingly eat it. Their fish market can be recognized by smell before you see it or enter it. Because of the magnificent pastures they have good lamb, beef and pork, but since they, according to their religion, have almost as many fasting days as meat-eating days, they are used to rough and bad food, and so much less for such things are wasted. They know how to cook many different foods from fish, pastries and vegetables, so you can forget the meat for their sake. For example, once we, as described above, in a post 40 similar dishes were served, granted by the king. By the way, they have a special kind of biscuit, like pate or rather pfankuhena, which they call “pie”; These cakes are the size of a wedge of butter, but are somewhat more oblong. They give them a filling of finely chopped fish or meat and onions and bake them in a cow, and in fasting in vegetable oil, their taste is not without amenity ... ".
Vodka and snacks are a special theme for puny Germans. The whole meaning of life for them has always been and will remain in food and drink! The modesty of Russians in everyday life is perceived by the Germans as a bad way of life. If they do not put their dishes on display, they do not boast of their condition, then they live poorly. Food is eaten coarse, but very tasty cooked ...
“... They have a very ordinary food, which they call“ caviar ”: it is prepared from caviar of big fish, especially from sturgeon or white fish. They beat the eggs from the skin adjacent to it, salt it, and after it has stood like this for 6 or 8 days, interfere with pepper and minced onions, then some are added here with vinegar and wood oil and served. This is a good dish; if, instead of vinegar, pour lemon juice on it, then it gives - as they say - a good appetite and has the power that arouses nature. This caviar is salted most of all on the Volga near Astrakhan; part of it is dried in the sun. They fill it up with 100 barrels and then send it to other lands, mainly to Italy, where it is considered a delicacy and is called Caviaro. Russians also know how to cook special foods at a time when they are “hung over” or feel unwell. They cut roast lamb, when it has cooled, into small slices, like dice, but thinner and wider than them, mix them with equally finely chopped cucumbers and pepper, pour in a mixture of vinegar and cucumber pickle in equal shares and eat this dish with spoons . After this, you can again drink with pleasure. Usually, they prepare dishes with garlic and onions: therefore, all their rooms and houses, including the magnificent chambers of the grand-ducal palace in the Kremlin, and even the Russians themselves (as can be seen when talking to them), as well as all the places where they will be at least a little bit, they are saturated with the smell that is nasty to us Germans.
For drinking, the common people are kvass, which can be compared with our weak beer or kofenta, as well as beer, honey and vodka. Vodka is always the beginning of lunch for everyone, and then other meals are served during meals. Among the most distinguished persons, along with good beer, Spanish, Rhenish and French wine, different kinds of honey and double vodka are also served at the table.
They usually buy from the English merchants who trade in Moscow, cloth, 4 thaler for the elbow, and resell the same elbow for 3 1 / 2 or 3 thaler and still do not remain without profit. It is done this way: they buy one or several pieces of cloth for this price in order to pay the price in six months or a year, then go and sell it to shopkeepers, who measure it by elbows, for cash, which they then place in other goods. Thus, over time with a profit three times or more, they can turn around with their money.
Artisans who need a little for their bad life, the easier it is for them to earn money for food and a glass of vodka in such a large community with the labor of their hands and soak themselves and their relatives. They are very receptive, they know how to imitate what they see from the Germans, and, indeed, in a few years they looked out and learned a lot from them, which they had never known before. Developed by a similar [improved] way, the goods they sell at a higher price than before. I was especially amazed at the goldsmiths, who now know how to mint silver dishes as deep and high and almost as well shaped as any German.
Those who wish to keep in the craft for themselves any special knowledge and techniques never allow Russians to be observed. So did Hans Falk, the famous Lithuanian of tools, at first: when he molded or poured his best tools, his Russian assistants had to leave. But now, as they say, they can pour large cannons and bells. And last year in the Kremlin, next to the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, a student of the aforementioned Hans Falk cast a large bell, which, when cleared, weighed 7700 pounds, that is, 308000 pounds, or 2080 centners, as I was informed here by various Germans from Moscow and Russians.
The Russians give great importance to ablution, considering it, especially during weddings, after the first night, for the necessary work. Therefore, they both in the cities and in the villages have many open and secret baths, in which they can very often be found.
They are able to tolerate high fever, lie on a shelf, and with brooms they build up heat on their body or rub against them (this was unbearable for me). When they completely redden and weaken from the heat to the point that they can no longer endure in the bath, then both women and men naked run out, are pumped with cold water, and in winter they roll in the snow and rub them, like soap, their skin, and then run again in a hot bath. Since baths are usually arranged at the water and at the rivers, they rush out of the hot bath into the cold one. And if sometimes a German guy jumped into the water to bathe with women, then they didn’t seem so offended that in anger, like Diana and her friends, turn him with water splashes into a deer - even if in their power.
In Russia, people are generally healthy and durable. He rarely helps, and if one has to lie down in bed, then among the common people, the best medicines, even in the case of fever with heat, are vodka and garlic. However, noblemen now sometimes turn to the advice of German doctors and to real medicines ... ”.
He met in Russia and the Germans' baths - clean, with walls covered with linen, but ... "... Such honest benevolence and such cleanliness, however, have nothing to look for from hackneyed, self-serving and dirty Russians who have everything done in a piggy and untidy manner ... ".
So - Russian - arrogant, self-serving and dirty pigs! And it says and writes mama and scrawny, lousy Holsteiner!
"... One of our retinue, having made observations on the mores of Muscovites, their life and character, recently described all this in the following verses:
You'll see everywhere in Moscow
Churches, images, crosses,
Domes with bells,
Women painted like dolls
..., vodka and garlic.
They scurry about the market idly,
Naked stand before a bath,
They eat without measure, they sleep at noon,
Without shame, fart, burp.
Quarrels, whip, robbery, murder -
So all this is usually there,
That no one wonders them:
Every day is the same again!
I hope that now it will become clear to my reader why Europeans consider Russians haughty, dirty, self-serving, cunning and drunkards.
To top it off, I dare say that modern French do not have a better opinion about Ukrainians.
When the manager of the Ukrainian project of the network of French supermarkets AUCHAN began identifying signs of his superiority in a conversation with me, I ordered his translator to translate my opinion that for me there is no difference between him and my subordinates and let him die down his ardor and arrogance, otherwise I'll stop talking to him at all. It was necessary to see how his "face face" went red-brown spots. I refused to talk with him after that, although they could not refuse my services in partnership with AUCHAN.
I imagine that he told me about me in Paris ... Opinion about Russians in Europe and the Americas is very low because Russians are modest, they do not cringe in front of foreigners, they are unpretentious and cleaner and healthier with their body and soul. They perceive this superiority of the Russians very painfully, which motivates those who have been to Russia to tell offensive tales about the lowland of the Russians, the inferiority of the Russian nation.
It is for this that I love my Russian nation. Yes, we are Russian, and I will never be able to grovel ...
Paintings by Pavel Ryzhenko