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Old 24.08.2011, 11:51
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Russian is a beautiful language [...] but the sound of Russian is just awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome
I second that. I barely understand the Russian language, but to my ear their poetry and songs have similar magic to the French one.
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I second that. I barely understand the Russian language, but to my ear their poetry and songs have similar magic to the French one.
That's true. I'm surprised though that a foreign ear can feel that.
That can best be felt with older songs like from 70s-80s the latest, many can be found on YouTube. Like worldwide it was then the golden era of the cultural development.

Interesting enough, there have always been strong spiritual ties between the French and the Russian culture. Many Russians of the previous generation had been raised in a French-rich environment - cinema, music, songs, literature. I would even say that Russia is the second place in the world after France where the French culture is so popular.
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I would even say that Russia is the second place in the world after France where the French culture is so popular.
A compelling reason to avoid the place like a dose of the clap.
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Old 24.08.2011, 13:01
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Re: Come to Moscow and find a job in a week's time

I find the Russian language very poetic too, but I wouldn't like to move to Moscow for working there. Oh, well, maybe on an expat contract..
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He looked totally stoked to have a job in Moscow, that guy.
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I second that. I barely understand the Russian language, but to my ear their poetry and songs have similar magic to the French one.
Agree - I love how it can sound melancholic and passionate at the same time.

I've travelled to Russia (and other former Soviet countries) many times and absolutely love the country, the people, the history, etc.

Also, I've never really felt unsafe there and I've been to some dodgy places (smuggled into the Chernobyl exclusion zone, admittedly Ukraine not Russia, by the local maffia boss who runs a business there dismantling reactors and selling the scrap metal, trading petrol, running the local bar, etc.). Got to 200 meters from the actual doomed reactor in Pripyat and then had to race out when security showed too much of an interest. Had a blast with the mobster and his mistress in her appartment in the town of Chernobyl itself: cognac, caviar, etc. it was all brought out for a complete stranger like me.

Russia and Russians are great in my book!
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