I sent this video to one of my Russian friends. Having spent time in Russia, it's good to see the true heart of Russians come out in this way. Russians can be mystifying when you are in public....my friends would smack me on the arm when I would smile in public, as smiling amongst strangers was seen as the behavior of a simpleton. It's not that Russians are not friendly, but that culturally, unlike some Americans, you don't go around gleefully smiling and spouting "have a nice day!" to everyone you encounter. Actually, if you have a Russian friend, you're likely to have a loyal friend for life who will treat you like family. You will drink with their family, and eat and laugh until you cry. An amazing, beautiful people and culture. It's good to see the generous heart of some Russians exposed this way in this video.
Since some of you didn't like the music with the video, I'll share one of my favorite songs:
[video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVxCvtl9 ... e=youtu.be