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23 Signs You Were Raised By Russian Parents

Take off your shoes, grab a blanket, and read this (while sitting up).

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9. You had at least one of these blankets in your home. Probably two.

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18. Your parents always praised the wonders of American medicine — but kept a few bottles of the magical Russian stuff stashed around the house.

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Ever heard of Valerian? Great for anxiety apparently. And why use iodine when you could use zelyonka.

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