Russian things in world history and culture

21.06.2016

Russian things in world history and culture

Russia is a country famous all over the world. True, opinions about it are very contradictory. They can range from extremely negative reviews about corruption, drunkenness and a high level of organized crime to enthusiastic cries about historical accomplishments, persistence of character and famous Russian things. It is the last we will consider in more detail.

Russian roulette

This extreme game was born at the dawn of the twentieth century and was the favorite fun of Russian officers, who thus tested the strength of their spirit.

Six-shooter with one cartridge

The essence of the game is to lay just one cartridge in a six-shot revolver. Then the participants rotated the drum and pressed the trigger, observing who was destined to become an unlucky “winner”.

In the modern world, Russian roulette has become popular abroad: it is an integral part of many brutal Western militants. She took her place as the name of the music tops and even one of the social networks, similar in principle to the action of the notorious game.

Rollercoaster

It’s a paradox, but what Russians used to call “roller coaster” is often called “montagne russe” or “roller coaster” in many European countries.

Roller coaster

Despite the fact that these slides were actually designed and patented in America, a similar principle of operation, namely the movement of the train, is due to the effect of gravity on the inclined plane, it was used in ice slides in St. Petersburg in the XVIII century.

It is not known for certain whether there is a connection between these two entertainments, but the fact remains: a fun ride, which we can often meet in an amusement park, is proudly called the “Russian roller coaster”.

"Black Russian"

This cocktail consists of coffee liqueur and, of course, vodka.

Cocktail with liquor

It was coined in 1949 by the Belgian bartender of the Metropol Hotel Gustave Top for the United States Ambassador in Brussels.

It is believed that the cocktail marked the dark era of the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

"White Russian"

The drink is very similar to its "dark" predecessor, but with the addition of cream.

Cream Drink

The peak of its popularity, he scored during the film adaptation of the film “Big Lebowski”, where he was the favorite drink of the main character in the film.

Russian table setting

This innovation to European cuisine was introduced by the Russian ambassador to France, Alexei Kurakin, at the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, it has not lost its relevance.

Table set

The essence of Russian serving is the gradual and gradual serving of dishes, ranging from cold appetizers and ending with dessert. At the same time, the devices are already on the table in finished form, and a folded napkin is lying on a plate.

Earlier in Europe, the principle of “all at once” was applied. Now, every self-respecting restaurant delivers its dishes to visitors with serving in Russian.

Russian red

This is a certain shade of rich red color, which many foreigners associate with Russia.

Red painting on a tray

Indeed, Russians love this color very much and paint many things with it. The list can get anything from elementary household items and souvenir trifles to iconic things such as a pioneer tie and the flag of a socialist republic, not to mention the well-known red banner.

Russian tea

This name was invented by one of the types of tea, oddly enough, the great lovers of tea drinking, that is, the British, in the nineteenth century.

Mug of tea

It was then that a herbal drink based on iwan tea was imported to the UK from Russia, which was later called “Russian tea”.

This name is popular to this day, however, now so in most cases called black tea with lemon.

Russian salad

This salad is often found in the menu of many restaurants in the world.

Sometimes this name implies a vinaigrette, but most often it is the “Olivier” salad, which has already become native to Russia.

Meat salad

This salad can be considered a national treasure just because it is an integral part of the Russian banquet table during the New Year celebration.

The name "Olivier" obviously has French roots and for good reason: it was invented by the French chef Lucien Olivier. Moreover, he carefully kept the recipe of the dish in secret until his death. But at the same time, he lived and worked in Moscow for visitors to the Hermitage restaurant, so Russia can surely be called the place of origin of the salad.

Russian Mafia

Probably every American from childhood heard about the famous Russian mafia. These are cruel, eternally silent people who quickly deal with their enemies.

They hide their numerous tattoos under black leather jackets.

Body tattoos

In fact, it is a bloated myth that has no real basis.

According to statistics, there are no more criminal elements among the Russian population than any other nationalities.


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