Russian culture vs american culture dating
The countries both think BIG, are energetic and inventive.
The people appreciate casual, direct, and an often blunt way of speaking, and both show heartfelt hospitality to visitors from abroad. They became the rulers of Rus, the city-principality of Kiev and forerunner of the Russian state. The Mongols, [Tartars] conquered Moscow in 1234 and Kiev in 1240, and ruled with despotism, invaders unstoppable, making Russians their slaves.
Russia has part of its roots in European culture where the ideas of goodness, honor, and freedom are understood as in the West. Russian blood is a mixture of Slavic, Finnish, and Tatar.
Kievan Rus had converted to Orthodox Christianity in 988.
Russia regarded itself as the third and Last Rome, successor to Rome and Constantinople, the two capitals of the Roman Empire which had fallen to barbarians and infidels.
Individualism and competitiveness are more common in the West; they are esteemed characteristics.
Russia has a history of the agricultural village commune, with the land held in common and decision-making determined by the assembly of heads of households.
It has only limited access to the sea, deterring development of a mercantile tradition.
Geography also has made Russia vulnerable to wars, due to her lengthy borders which had no natural defenses.