When we see the first glory of youth pass us by, Like a leaf on the stream that will never return, When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high, First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn; Then, then in the time when affection holds sway With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew; Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they, But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.
In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers, Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth; 'Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth. So it is not 'mid splendour, prosperity, mirth, That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears; To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth, But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.
- Thomas Moore
In Russia, things are done slightly different, to say the least. Whether it’s because of the frigidly cold weather or maybe the amounts of alcohol, some things are done in a way very far from anything that would ever be considered normal in the Western world. The unique Russian way extends itself to pretty much everything they do, which creates some seriously bizarre and tacky images that will leave you saying ”only in Russia”.
Disclaimer: This article is meant as satire and is not meant to offend any of its readers or any individuals featured here.
Russia is also well known for its very beautiful and seductive women who are also known to be hard workers. Sometimes though, we’re not even sure if they are actually women.
What could be more tempting to a girl than a very rich man? And what better way to tell her that you’ve got a lot of money than to spread it across your body in your Tinder profile picture. Oh, Russia.
Roses Are Red
Roses are red, violets are blue, and putting them in the toilet seat is a just a big smelly no. In Russia, girls don’t seem to understand this otherwise unstated rule of thumb. Apparently, they are all about having photo shoots in the bathroom.
In Russia, it gets so incredibly cold, that sometimes even with a coat, a hat and tons of layers, it’s simply not enough. What else can you do? Jump into a warm bath of water.