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19 Side Effects Of Being The Only Canadian In A Russian Friend Group

Privet! Kak...horosho?

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1. You've had fierce (but ultimately friendly) rivalries over ANY AND EVERY Canada vs. Russia hockey match-up.

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3. You now know how to write your name in the Cyrillic Alphabet.

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It's кайла, BTW.

4. Russian customs have become ingrained into your everyday life.

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If it's someone's birthday, you bring flowers for their mom.

Because their mom BIRTHED them on that day. She deserves it.

6. You've tried a few dishes that you never thought you would.

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"Selyodka Pod Shuboy"

This literally translates to "fish in a fur coat". Sound appetizing?

It's pickled herring layered with egg, carrots, potatoes, onion, and beets and slathered with mayo.

Try it. I dare you.

Just in case you need further explanation:

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7. But you definitely have your favourite Russian food.

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OMG PELMENI.

8. You've developed a tolerance to vodka shots.

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Because Russians actually include shot glasses in place settings for special meals. Like a shot glass beside Babushka's water glass. You will be expected to partake.

10. You've eaten the chocolate with the baby on it.

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I've actually seen this factory in Moscow. It has a HUGE baby on the side of it.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

11. You know the intense joy that happens when someone's grandma says she's made Blini.

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Even better if there's some compote to go with it :)

14. You're aware that Santa (Ded Moroz) has a granddaughter.

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She's like his helper...right?

15. But you're still not totally sure why kids dress up as bunnies on New Year's Eve.

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16. You may have developed a taste for caviar.

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Baguette + layer of butter + caviar. That's the stuff.

17. You've come to realize that this is a pretty delicious spread.

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19. But the biggest and best exposure has been to an amazing group of friends.

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Win.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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