Some misconceptions about Russia and Russians.

Life in Russia

10. All Russians are communists.

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Russia had a communist government when it became part of the Soviet Union in 1922.  But it wasn’t a communist state before that and it hasn’t been since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.  In fact, the Russian government was occasionally criticized in the 1990s for having too few regulations on business.

This one’s particularly unfortunate because it involves a lot of leftover Cold War animosity.  Most Russians today are democracy-loving people, and some even advocate for a restoration of the Russian monarchy.  Very few modern Russians would identify themselves as communists.

9. All Russian women are fat.

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see for yourself, this gal is a mom among other things.

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/08/30/55386711/

 Russian ladies were often portrayed as large women in political cartoons.  Obviously, every woman can’t look as beautiful as the lady above, but  when it comes to being fat Russia is about the same as…

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