I think this might be very interesting for most. Yeah, my country at some point had a 10 trillion-dollar note, after slashing off 13 zeros from our denominations. Here is how it all happened. I’ll show you guys all the notes starting from the late 1990s. Some tens of years after Zimbabwe won its independence from their British colonisers.
1.No one drinks tap water in Russia
According to an article published on RT (Russia Today) in 2009, 99% of fresh water in Russia was unsafe to drink. This is shocking, considering the fact that Russia has the world’s deepest lake, lake Baikal (which supplies 90% of Russia’s fresh water).
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In primary school, I was bullied because I lived with a tribe that wasn’t my own. I lived with the Ndebele people. Zimbabwe has two main tribes, the Shona (who make up the majority, of which they further divide into many subgroups) and the Ndebele (who originate from South Africa. They speak the same language with different accents. More like British English and American English).
I get asked this question all the time. Before I go on to explain, I need to clarify something. This is a response from my personal experience. There are over 140 million Russians and millions of foreigners and each will have a different story.
Sometimes, a simple hie is all it takes. Or a smile!
I have been playing this song on repeat for hours. I just can’t get enough of it.
When we first arrive in Russia, we are all clueless. And because of that, we are tend to be snobbish. Especially when public transport. This is a trait that gradually changes. From snobbish, to being polite, and then finally we develop a kind of selfishness which I am going to talk about in this article. Before I dive into it, I want to clarify the two stages prior to the development of the selfishness syndrome.
Dysfunctional relationships are the new trend in our modern society. Every show, movie or series you watch has at least one dysfunctional relationship. It could be friendship, marriage or family disputes; we feed off the idea that it’s normal to have dysfunctional relationships.
I have complained about how main stream media refers to Africa as a country. She’s complained about it too. And she is not the only one.
We established that Russians are strange. So what are the chances you will remain ‘normal’ after studying in Russia? Probably close to none. Whether or not we like it, a part of their ‘Russianism’ rubs off on us. See what I mean? You can just turn any word into a noun and no one will question your English proficiency.