Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is even more important if you want to fit in or at least produce a good impression. This is not surprising given that the average Russian occupies 22 square meters of housing, which is still half that in Britain, where however in contrast to Russia the size of homes and of housing space per person is actually shrinking (see for example this article in the Daily Mail).
Russian construction statistics measure volume rather than individual homes built as is done in other countries such as Britain and the U.S. However the number of new homes being built in Russia in any one year is probably now around 800,000 to 900,000.
Tea: Tea is the Russian cure-all for everything—illness, hangovers, heartbreak, you name it. Brew yourself a pot of strong Earl Grey (see my user-friendly directions ) and choose your add-in: lemon and honey, raspberry jam, or a good splash of brandy…okay, vodka.
Whether you want to dip your toes in the Russian River or sip wine from your private hot tub, we’ve got the perfect vacation rental for individuals, couples, or families. He made his billions by keeping a major stake in the Russian fertilizer company Uralkali just after the fall of the Soviet Union. And during his regular (alleged!) visits, Putin would reportedly check to make sure furnishings and decor were up to snuff. He spent nearly a year in Russian prison in the mid-1990s on charges he hired an assassin – until he was proven innocent and released.
If you are curious to try something different, and want to support folks who are thinking out of the box, then make it a point to drive out to Russian House #1. You will certainly have a memorable evening. My husband went to a Russian market for me to look for plain nesting dolls that I found online after it was too late to order for this week. If you are patient and are ready to accept that house training a dog takes time, even months sometimes, you will end up having a good housetrained Black Russian Terrier. Don’t wait until your Black Russian Terrier is dirty or matted to introduce him to grooming.