One of my favorite things about Russia is that what would seem extreme in America, simply gets no attention here. A simple example of this is that when the ice is melting in the spring, despite the many warnings in the newspapers and on the radio, the Russian ice fishermen remain loyal to their task.
I run a Russian language blog, called the American. Writing is what I enjoy, but my readers on the Russian language blog informed me that they prefer video. So, I started running a Russian language vlog.
My videos are usually shaky and low quality (something I intend to improve), but my Russian friends and “readers” seem to enjoy them. At the same time, some of my non-Russian speaking friends have complained that there are no English subtitles. So, I decided to fix that in this video where I talk about ice fishing in Russia in the spring.
For English subtitles, click on the “CC” button on the bottom of the screen. One of the most famous phrases here is “Russians don’t give up”, and I think this video is some proof of that. Enjoy. 🙂