| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments


hello guys your favorite Russian youtuber here and we’re gonna talk about Russia today I’m going to share some Russian habits that we should totally adapt and I will share some fun facts about Russia that I found really really cool so if you’re interested and if you’re about to travel to Russia please continue watching this video even if you are not traveling to Russia in the nearest future I think these habits are the most amazing ones in the world first habit is bringing a gift when you go and visit somebody whenever visit my friends here in the States I would always bring some sweets or maybe a bottle of kombucha but at least something this in Russia would not visit a friends with empty hands this is just a bad thing to do and the most surprising thing here for me was when I came to my friend’s birthday party and I was the only one to bring a present I was so surprised that everyone came empty-handed I think it’s a really cool thing to bring a gift second thing when you’re visiting a Russian prepare to arrive hungry who else is coming is it just me and you yeah [Music] because even if we invite you for a cup of tea we’re gonna offer you cookies we’re gonna offer you some sandwiches or maybe throw a big dinner make sure you’re up hungry because if you do not eat what we offer it’s considered rude and impolite habit number three learn how to drink I personally stopped drinking alcohol two years ago but it’s still a big thing in Russia but when we drink in a big company we would not just drink we would come up with a speech where we would say something and learn something from the speech and then we would drink to the conclusion so for example I said let’s be happy through the lies let’s drink to being happy we never actually say no serabian that’s not over yet I don’t know where this came from but all of the foreigners come to Russia when they drink they say no stop it we never say that we only say that when we were with foreigners because everybody says that but when you’re in a Russian company you wouldn’t say necessarily well Nacirema is translated as drinking to health and it’s actually unhealthy to drink when we say so number four my personal favorites dress to impress you wouldn’t believe but when it was 21 years old I would wear high heels every day because otherwise I would think that I’m underdressed and I wouldn’t just go out and do my grocery without wearing heels this was super funny then when I turned 20 to 23 I realized this doesn’t actually matter a lot of Russian girls even when it’s minus 30 outside when it’s snowing they would wear short skirts and high heels and they would actually dress your breasts but this is why because women in Russia put so much effort into looking young into looking beautiful you would never call a 50 year old woman a woman you would call her Devesh cup which is a young girl yes please please keep that in mind – number 5 we do not really whistle in Russia because whistling is considered rude this is the first reason and second some people think that whistling actually attracts bad lot if you whistle you will lose some money later habit number six I used to hate it but now I realized it’s actually a clever one it’s sitting down and keeping silent for a moment before you travel again to attract good luck but actually you can use this moment to go through the list of things that you should have taken with you like your passport your tickets I don’t know your toothbrush normally I would remember that I’ve forgotten my toothbrush I think it’s a good habit before you head out to the airport you sit down keep something for a moment and you think about things that you should have taken with you number seven is a fun fact and I think Russian kids are super cool because they go to school when it’s minus 50 outside I’m gonna calculate what’s that in Fahrenheit and I’m gonna write it here they go to school when it’s minus 50 I was in st. Petersburg when we had the coldest winter we had like minus 35 they allowed us to skip school but still when it came to the class we have like almost half of a class actually at school so yeah we’re tough tough Russian kids number eight we wash hands first thing when we come back home from the street I could’ve really imagined not washing my hands because sometimes I wash them and they see dirt coming from my hands and it’s all viruses you know it’s all unhealthy so this is what I do all the time wash my hands with soap number nine in Russia you would never give somebody an even number of flowers because you would only bring even number of flowers to the funerals so if you’re buying a bouquet make sure you have an uneven number of flowers number ten there are more than 200 theaters in Moscow alone and they love how cultural Russia is and this is something you really miss in San Francisco in San Francisco we have the Oprah house we have a couple of theaters but in Russia you have dozens of shows running every night and everybody goes to the theater like once a month you would go and see a show at least my parents would do that and I think this is a really cool habit and makes Russia a very cultural number 11 maternity leave in Russia is three years officially you can stay home with the child for three years I know that America it’s like a week or two and then you have to go back to work but in Russia three years everywhere and you get paid from the government and from your previous employer for me actually your current employer who has to pay you while you’re on a maternity leave and the last but not least Russia has the most beautiful underground in the whole world and actually seen Petersburg I guess one of the deepest underground in the world because we have a river and then underground is actually below the river and they managed to create masterpieces on the stations as you can see columns you can see gold you can see different pictures and if you’re in Russia this is a must visit just go down the stations and you were not allowed to take pictures there but just embrace that beauty thank you guys so much for watching this video please let me know if some of the habits or some of the facts that I’ve named are common for your country as well please let me know that and comment below and let me know if you’re going to Russia and this is amazing if you’re traveling to my country do not forget to subscribe to my channel because I will release more videos about Russia and about Russian culture I’ll see you soon bye [Music]


Haba Ñero

Jun 6, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

linguamarina >>> Hello! With your permission, I'd like to add (3) three more beautiful Russian habits to the table, and this occurs (especially) in (fighting) sports: 1.) have some class and do not taunt or insult your opponents (dont' be like Conor 'Chicken' McGregor or mohammed ali[1]), that is not only disrespectful but a bad show of sportsmanship, 2.) be polite and shake the hand of your opponent before a match, and, 3.) be gracious enough to shake your opponent's hand after the match whether or not you have won (be like Fedor & Aleksander Emilianenko[2]); these are all good Russian habits to have for sports, thank you 😉
1. Both Conor 'Chicken' McGregor and muhammad ali are examples of no-class disrespectful sportsmen who attempt to demoralize an opponent by taunting.
2. These brothers, no matter what the outcome of a match are known for showing respect to their opponents before and after a match by shaking their hands.

The R Qube

Jun 6, 2019, 10:57 am Reply

Yes this is common for us in Kanyakumari district of India

Safia Alexandriya

Jun 6, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

wait….I am Russian….why am I watching all of these videos

Anna Hey

Jun 6, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

yo every Russian will literally relate to this sm (I’m Russian and I’m sitting here lmao)

Luis Évora

Jun 6, 2019, 9:43 am Reply

Hi. What about paternity leave, how is it there?

Ash Almond

Jun 6, 2019, 4:26 am Reply

I love vodka

Tom Cox

Jun 6, 2019, 1:08 pm Reply

I agreed with most of what you said, but certainly not all of it. On a couple of points I honestly felt you were deeply ethnocentric. Whistling is not only acceptable in the west; it is actually a respected "art form." Just listen to "Colonel Bogey's March" from the classic movie, "The Bridge Over The River Kwai." DON"T tell us not to Whistle. Also, giving an even number of flowers. That might be taboo in Russia, but it is not in America. DON'T tell us that we shouldn't do that, That's all.

Brian Gunn

Jun 6, 2019, 1:07 am Reply

Is it really your country if you live in the U.S.? I would go to russia if I didnt need a visa

Jahongirshoh Keldiyorov

Jun 6, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

На здоровье!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jahongirshoh Keldiyorov

Jun 6, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

могу я с тобой поговорить

Yegane Hsynzd

Jun 6, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

These are also common in Azerbaijan. * except some things???

Ammar Yasir

Jun 6, 2019, 10:58 am Reply

So Russian are also superstitious

Sudarshan N

Jun 6, 2019, 12:21 pm Reply

I'm really amazed to see some of the common practices that we do follow in INDIA (especially in south India) to Name a few:
1. Removing the shoes before entering the house
2. We carry some fruits or any eatables (instead of gifts) when we enter a friend's house or a relative's house
3. We also do not whistle inside the house (however I do not particularly follow that)
4. We do wash our hands- however we do that before eating as we use bare hands to eat foods.
5. If not for Shaking hands, when it comes to give money/ product to anyone, either we ask the vendor or collector to come inside the house or we step out side. Even we believe that giving or taking any thing from any one at the door step is a bad omen.

Looks like we are siblings from two different parts of world. Nice instructions though. I really appreciate and admire you Russians.


Jun 6, 2019, 12:06 am Reply

Why whistling is bad? This just a stupid Russian superstition that none needs.

Tommy4s Collin

Jun 6, 2019, 3:46 pm Reply


Jose S.A

Jun 6, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

Hello, lovely video ,well am a Nigerian, planing on coming to Russia next year, Moscow to be precise for study,glad am learning few thing. Looking forward to learn new things from your channel

Jack M

Jun 6, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Beautiful and very informative! Well done!

Dedo Tube

Jun 6, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

можете перевести на русский язык?

Marshal Giggleman

Jun 6, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

Wait you can't take photos in the subway? Why?

Domingo De Anda

Jun 6, 2019, 3:20 am Reply

Great, I will bring a gift.

kenz L

Jun 6, 2019, 10:33 pm Reply

She just furthers my point that all Russians are attractive

Darth Kane

Jun 6, 2019, 5:35 am Reply

She sounds like western spy

Ishwari Mallick

Jun 6, 2019, 7:37 am Reply

Bringing presents and washing hand are pretty much Indian habits too. 3yrs maternity leave is a shocker!

Maya Ji

Jun 6, 2019, 11:32 pm Reply

I love Russia

Michelle Lubigan

Jun 6, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

I’m actually coming to Russia on August to meet my boyfriend’s family. Any advise on how should I behave and what should I bring them? Thanks and Godbless!

Léa Vinitval

Jun 6, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

I’m 15 years old my dream is to move to Russia ?? I’m English and I live in France i’ m learning Russia at the moment where are the best places to move when I get older. And what are the best job’s to have in Russia

Oscar Paiz

Jun 6, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

I love Russia

TAXI art

Jun 6, 2019, 8:22 pm Reply

* Take care of parents while alive, and not to pass to nursing homes

* Absolute friendship

* Sincerity in relationship

* Sincerity in communication

Елена Кырстя

Jul 7, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

Если вы говорите о "русских привычках", то при чем здесь информация о декретных выплатах от государства и то,какое красивое в России метро??)))

Sandip Wadgaonkar

Jul 7, 2019, 1:28 pm Reply

Is Russian police really bothersome to tourists?

Lee Francis

Jul 7, 2019, 9:13 pm Reply

I see nothing.

Robert Stone

Jul 7, 2019, 6:07 am Reply

Hi, When I come to Russia should I leave my Trump – "Make America Great Again" hat at home? I don't want to be a guest of the Golog.

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

In America It's pretty normal to take flowers or a cake or something , if you have been formally invited to dinner or some occasion. Of course birthday gifts! This may be going by the wayside with younger generations. I loved reading the Greek classics and seeing that the HOST would give gifts to his guests. That was a nice turnaround! Ha! Love your cheerful videos, btw! You are so cute!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

In America It's pretty normal to take flowers or a cake or something , if you have been formally invited to dinner or some occasion. Of course birthday gifts! This may be going by the wayside with younger generations. I loved reading the Greek classics and seeing that the HOST would give gifts to his guests. That was a nice turnaround! Ha! Love your cheerful videos, btw! You are so cute!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

Whistling is cheerful and happy! Men whistling at pretty girls is another story! THAT'S rude and annoying!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:22 am Reply

Whistling is cheerful and happy! Men whistling at pretty girls is another story! THAT'S rude and annoying!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

I've noticed that ALL the women in the Russian Insight,etc., videos are wearing really high heels, whether old or young. Ouch!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

I've noticed that ALL the women in the Russian Insight,etc., videos are wearing really high heels, whether old or young. Ouch!

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:33 am Reply

3 years maternity leave??!!! That is sooo awesome! really smart, too! The culture benefits as a whole when the children are valued that much!! I LOVE that President Putin puts such a high value on women and children, too. Says so much about your culture! very godly.

Sherri Stewart

Jul 7, 2019, 6:33 am Reply

3 years maternity leave??!!! That is sooo awesome! really smart, too! The culture benefits as a whole when the children are valued that much!! I LOVE that President Putin puts such a high value on women and children, too. Says so much about your culture! very godly.

prashant singh

Jul 7, 2019, 6:44 am Reply

This first habit even in india also..Acc to indian culture one never go to empty hand to anyone house.

Dmitry Kamenetsky

Jul 7, 2019, 1:18 pm Reply

Actually you are allowed to take pictures in the underground. At least no one stopped me.

Νικήτας Theodosius

Jul 7, 2019, 6:56 pm Reply

Слава России!
Glory to Russia!

Jeremy Hazard

Jul 7, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

You’re wrong about maternity leave in America, and work and production is what separates us from Russia

Jeremy Hazard

Jul 7, 2019, 7:42 pm Reply

Btw I’m married to a Russian woman and have lived in SPB for years, I know of what I speak

Allen Cohen

Jul 7, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply


Робин Бобин

Jul 7, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

девочка, девушка, баба, бабка )>женщины


Jul 7, 2019, 11:59 pm Reply

Growing up during the fake cold war we where told Russian women where ugly and look like men but WOW Russian women are the most Beautiful woman in the world.

Rick Bennette

Jul 7, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

Russia looks like a beautiful place to live.

Me One

Jul 7, 2019, 4:51 am Reply

Im baffled. Why should anyone adopt your traditions? I understand when in Rome do like the romans but to be honest do russians adapt well to other cultures? Personally i find russia the most frustrating place ever. I dont particularly find it a hospitable place.

Charlie Britger

Jul 7, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

It may not be common here America, but I already practice some of those things.

sofia bregvadze

Jul 7, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

do you ever been in georgia, if you don,t you will visit you are welcome

pokemon lover

Jul 7, 2019, 12:24 am Reply

Our family always says na zdaryvea

baha b

Jul 7, 2019, 6:58 am Reply

Moving to Russia

Fum Baz

Jul 7, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

"We actually never say 'NA ZDOROVIE' when we drink" — yeah, we do, child, stfu, and get off the fucking internet with your bullshit.

CBM 215

Jul 7, 2019, 5:38 pm Reply

One thing you will not want to do is vote for Putin every election.

Mariia Bozhko

Jul 7, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

We also never walk with our shoes on in the house, that’s pretty good habit too!


Jul 7, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

"Na zdorovie" is a Polish tradition, adopted on the west of the former Soviet Union

Hailay Hagos

Jul 7, 2019, 1:52 pm Reply

I am from Ethiopia Africa and visiting Russia in the future is part of my plan. I love you Russians……

Mhoadiev de la Paz

Jul 7, 2019, 7:28 am Reply

You're so beautiful!

Przemysław Trawiński

Jul 7, 2019, 8:45 am Reply

Most (or even all) of the habits you have talked about are also kept in Poland.
So, in my opinion, they must be considered broader – as a kind of 'Slavic' habits 🙂
And we say "Na zdrovie" (in Polish: "Na zdrowie") in Poland. Almost at all occasions when we drink 🙂

Ivan Ivanov

Jul 7, 2019, 12:09 pm Reply

Забыла о тапочках. Приходя домой, мы всегда снимаем уличную обувь. )))

Aleksandr Stepanov

Jul 7, 2019, 5:40 pm Reply

I think she works for Putin or Russian government to imaginate Russia in best colors in aim of pro-Russian propaganda.. But some habits are actual in Russia such as to wash own hands (palms) before eating, wash hands after toilet. But some Russians are lazy to wash their hands before eating or after toilet. Next one is having a shower before sleeping. Next one is walking with slippers in rooms whilst being at home. Brushing teeth after having a meal. Next one is that Russians strive to be silent being in subway, bus or other social transport, do not speak laudly being in social transport.

Nicollas Felipe

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

In Brazil people kiss cheek when we'll se one friend. We take a shower usually two times in a day. Come to Brazil, people!

Mătăsaru Maria Diana

Aug 8, 2019, 2:13 pm Reply

The crazy thing is, the habits you talked about are very relatable! In my country we have the exact same ones!!?

Jeannetter Trommer

Aug 8, 2019, 2:20 am Reply

When I was in Russia, I had an argument with a guy and he called me Dewutschka. The Guy might have been aighteen, if he was old, but I was 51. So I was insulted and thought he would disrespect me. Later I got explained by someone else. But I really brought that poor guy down in that moment.

Paradox Previat

Aug 8, 2019, 11:06 am Reply

So traditional russian,similar to my country.but now all r habits is dramatecly changed.


Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 pm Reply

Let’s make a short cut .. if you go visit Russian house bring with you vodka and a condom

Rashid Ismail

Aug 8, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

I am in Russia now in Yaroslavl . came here 6 days ago but I didn't talk with anyone because no one speak English. I came here to learn Russian language but classes will start delay on 1st September. I am in my room getting bore alllllll the day… Is there anyone near my area Yaroslavl centre and speak English then plz contact with me. Send me msg here so I can make you my friend and we meet sometimes.

Thanks 🙂


Aug 8, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

как я много про себя узнал 🙂

Boris Luzanov

Aug 8, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

We also take shoes off when entering home

Boris Luzanov

Aug 8, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

And we drink tea. I'm not even sure what we drink more. .vodka or tea

Rupom Hasnat

Aug 8, 2019, 8:28 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 1:16 am Reply

Yeah, when compare to US, totally different, but when compare to other countries like in Asia, South America, most of them are very similar.

anuska productions Net speech 15

Aug 8, 2019, 6:09 pm Reply

Nice video

Карл Маск

Aug 8, 2019, 3:24 pm Reply

Русские, аууу

Саша Сивак

Aug 8, 2019, 10:38 am Reply

Почему есть украинские субтитры, но нет русских? ЗАЧЕЕЕМ???

Keti Stefanova

Aug 8, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

I am Bulgarian. We have the same habits ( almost ). I couldn't actualy anddurstand are you Russian? I love your videos Marina.

Pawan Soni

Aug 8, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

I think these are very common habits around the globe Even in India

Priyanka Mondal

Aug 8, 2019, 6:33 pm Reply

Hiii, Love from India. India and Russia long live friendship

Mill Eudic

Aug 8, 2019, 7:42 am Reply

I hate INDIA loving Canberra ACT Australia!

Mill Eudic

Aug 8, 2019, 7:45 am Reply

How ask, we date?
Want too!

RiZ-act-ZiOn TV

Aug 8, 2019, 11:20 am Reply

hi! I'm Rizziel. Im doing reaction videos but these days i would like to get to know more about Russia. I want to ask your permission to make reaction out of this video. I hope you will grant my wish. Thanks in advance!

Naturalia Natalia Ostanina

Aug 8, 2019, 8:58 am Reply

Марина, какой прекрасный блог у тебя!! жизнерадостный, интересный, отличный английский, хороший контент. я живу в Италии, и , пожалуй, буду повторюшкой и состряпаю пару видео для итальянцев наподобие твоих! Благодарю за идею, ты умничка!! ммм, а что в метро нельзя фоткать больше? я вроде в Питере и в Москве в метро, но лет 5-7 назад, а теперь запретили?

interesting family origin

Aug 8, 2019, 1:28 pm Reply

I have all the habits that you've mentioned ( apart from the high hills and skirts and merturnity leave but that only myself being a man although i do tend to dress smartly and take care of my self) Although it's not common for people in my birth country to do the same ( I've alway referred to my country of birth as my birth country country and nether as my country as niever side of my family origenated in my birth country also I've never felt that my birth country was home in anyway what so ever)

Nocturnal Snake

Aug 8, 2019, 2:58 am Reply

#1: speak Russian.

Apurva Shelhalkar

Aug 8, 2019, 6:30 pm Reply

I m coming to Russia 14th September to 19th September for International conference organised by Mumbai University in collaboration with Pushkin Institute ☺ to celebrate Honourable Mr Anna Bhau Sathe's 100th birth anniversary.

Jeffrey Wolfe

Aug 8, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

This is a great video, will you be my beautiful Russian bride? 🙂

Engineer Mohammad Shamsuzzaman Robin

Aug 8, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

Its mostly same here in Bangladesh but wait a minute, was 21/22? you look like 16/18 ?


Aug 8, 2019, 11:31 am Reply

Russia is beautiful! I've been there once. I will return some day!

Kiwon Kwon

Aug 8, 2019, 11:51 am Reply

Ha marina is Russian! !!!

Jerzone Desingaño

Aug 8, 2019, 7:13 pm Reply

beautiful Russian

sada khan

Aug 8, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

Hai tq 4 the tips tq. ?❤?❤?

Mark McMarkface

Aug 8, 2019, 8:40 am Reply

You're not my favourite Russian YouTuber, don't be so presumptuous. I don't like people who shout all the time and show off.

Vhin Sagcal

Aug 8, 2019, 1:50 pm Reply

ZdrasTvujte ms lingua marina thanks for.sharing culture adopt of Russian i wish someday to travel the beautiful country of Russia, thanks godbless u, Spaseeba from.solid fan viewer from.the Philippines sir vhin.????☺????????????????????????????


Aug 8, 2019, 2:05 pm Reply

Love u rassia from india , spacibo

Beth Alabaster

Aug 8, 2019, 4:30 am Reply

My father would say to me every morning, "Eat your breakfast alone, share your lunch with a friend, give your dinner to your enemies"

Georgia Angelique Mereu

Aug 8, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply

Bravissima !!!

Odisseas Paraiba

Aug 8, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

Bringing/Giving gifts while visiting friends or family is common in Hawaii and Japan

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