Russian Culture has always been considered a unique phenomenon in the world
1. Russians are proud of their country.
2. They take great pride in their cultural heritage and expect the rest of the world to admire it.
3. Patriotic songs and poems extol the virtues of their homeland.
4. They accept that their lives are difficult and pride themselves on being able to flourish in conditions that others could not.
1. Most families live in small apartments, often with 2 or 3 generations sharing little space.
2. The Russian family is dependent upon all its members.
3. Most families are small, often with only one child because most women must also work outside of the house in addition to bearing sole responsibility for household and childrearing chores.
1. Everybody's business is also everyone else's, so strangers will stop and tell someone that they are breaking the rules.
2. This affinity for the group and the collective spirit remains today. It is seen in everyday life, for example most Russians will join a table of strangers rather than eat alone in a restaurant.
3. For generations until the 1930's, Russian life centred on the agricultural village commune, where the land was held in common and decision-making was the province of an assembly of the heads of households.