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All Russians drink Vodka like it is water and everyone is always drunk.

I agree that Russia is probably the motherland of vodka. During the soviet union people had very harsh lives. To make themself feel better they drank. A lot. And a lot of people drank. Yet after the soviet union life seemed to change. Everything became much better. The government gave you a free house, one could find a job, and life quality over all became much better. After this drinking too much vodka was/is not an issue. Of course like in all countries there are alcoholics. Alcoholics will always be and have always been. Those guys do drink a lot of vodka.

If majority view of Russia was true, in stead of coffee every morning I would drink vodka.

Instead of a funny Tipi (ostrich nickname) I would walk with a bear.

In stead of a Subaru crossover I would drive a tank.

By the way, greetings from the Tipi!

I feed him every morning.

Wayward ostrich. And he would like to bite on the head. He apparently thinks this is a nut. Oh, these ancestors of dinosaurs. :grinning face:

@k_o_t
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People drinking a lot can hardly be called culture. It is like saying all Swiss citizens are bankers, or that all Germans eat meat. This has nothing to do with culture. Rather, it’s just a misconception overall that most people have about the said country, a stereotype, should I say.

And by the way, drinking is still a huge problem in Russia, with it’s global 4th highest average alcohol consumpiton per person…

@Evg
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Alcohol is a big problem, but we have a noticeable move to 7th place. Wikipedia will update its data soon (the Russian version has already done this). Next to Lithuania are Austria (11.8 liters) and France (11.7). The five" leaders " are completed by the Czech Republic (11.6 liters) and Luxembourg (11.3 liters). The sixth place was shared by Latvia and Ireland, whose residents consume 11.2 liters of alcohol on average. Hungary, along with Russia, was also in seventh place with an indicator of 11.1 liters. Eighth place was awarded to Germany (10.8 liters), ninth — to Portugal (10.7 liters) and tenth — to Poland (10.6 liters).

https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/health-at-a-glance-2019_4dd50c09-en#page1

I wrote about alcohol, because not so long ago I had one conversation about culture, where they told me: what is your culture there? It’s cold, everyone drinks vodka, bears roam the cities, etc. In general, that’s the whole culture. The conversation did not work out. :grinning face:

@andycuccaro
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We’re all thieves and self-centered. Wait, are those actually misconceptions…? :thinking face:

Edit: I’m argentinian, btw.

@ScaredBabe
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People thinking we’re all redheads with freckles and love alcohol. I’m Irish lol

Maya
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we smile at strangers because we are brainless or fake. (it’s just a convention to indicate we don’t mean any harm)

@bytesnake
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We drink beer all day and only eat Weißwurst

@diorama
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Do not gesticulate.

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@k_o_t
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Are you from Timor-Leste? 🤔

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@k_o_t
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No, not really. It’s just that you mentioned the stereotype but didn’t mention what country you live in, so i had to guess

imagine if i guessed correctly though :)

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