27 Things Only Kids From Russian-Speaking Households Understand
Selyodka pod shuboy, anyone?
The first thing you must do when you get indoors is take off your shoes.
If you don't do that, you risk freezing your ovaries.
Actually, any ailment is the direct consequence of not wearing your slippers.
You were raised believing a whole load of superstitions.
Extracurricular after-school activities were a must.
You had to learn and recite very long poems as a child.
There is a very high probability you write in cursive, no matter the language.
Birthdays always entail half a dozen very long calls from relatives.
There is almost always a big pot of soup in the fridge.
The rudest thing you can do is not offer a guest anything to eat.
That table probably had a special tablecloth on it that your mum had saved especially for this occasion.
You also had special, massive crystal glasses and decanters for these events.
And you spent the day preparing incredibly elaborate "salads".
If you're also from Central Asia, maybe you made these at every special event.
Then, when everyone is settled, come the inevitable toasts.
Then, when everyone is sufficiently drunk and full, everyone would put on ~classic Soviet hits~ and have a little dance.
You probably have an acoustic guitar, even if no one in your family plays.
Any time you're anxious, your mum tells you to have some valerian root.
Many of your family members and friends are "engineers".
You probably have a good number of scientists and doctors in your family circle, too.
Every New Year's Eve involved having the TV playing the New Year's concert.
The best part, though, was the old Soviet cartoons.
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