What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

• What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

We continue to ask people in various parts of the world, what they think about us and our country. This time we have interviewed residents of Israel - not those who came from the Soviet Union.

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Computer game Red Alert. After it, I learned about the existence of the Soviet army. Stalin? Yes, I heard the name, but to be honest, I do not know what he did and who he was. Even immediately I think about space, because Russian first sent to the person. (Yuval Aharon, 31, Business Development Manager)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Winter, ballet, generosity. I love Russian ballet and the theater. Well, even I can see that it is often those Russian, who come to us in the restaurant, do not skimp. They always need to get the whole table was completely piled plates with good snacks. (A., 30 years old, waitress)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- dumplings, soup, and these are their pies .... Actually, I'm not very fond of Russian cuisine. Many some cabbage and pickles, all sour. I heard about your writers and poets: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov - but I do not read them. About Russia in general I do not know much. (D., 47 years old, master of making kaleidoscopes)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Oh! Russia - this is a country where Tolstoy lived, Dostoevsky, Chekhov. Come to mind even athletes. Yes, good athletes, they win the gold medal ever. Yet you have there are many revolutionaries, always some rallies and demonstrations. And, yes, and even Tchaikovsky! This is your main DJ (laughs). (S., 23, musician, freelance drummer)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Frost, vodka, potatoes. It seems to me that Russia always cold. Well, I do not know ... For example, -15-20 ° C, and huge drifts. And I heard that you have a bunch of recipes potatoes. All of you eat with it. I personally have not tried these dishes, but I was told. (Maor Cotte, 23, a bartender)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Russia - it is something big. Communists. Workaholics. I am a fashion photographer, often have to work with models. Most of them are Russian. They work very hard and practically do not get tired, a little capricious. (H., 34 years old, photographer)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- A strong spirit, sincerity ... I've never met a Russian girl, I do not know what they are in a relationship, but I saw that they are very beautiful. So it's a country of beautiful women. (A., 25, a street musician)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Putin, Orchestra of the Red Army and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. We studied Solzhenitsyn in high school, and yet I read Chekhov and Dostoevsky. For me, Russia - a country with a very difficult destiny and surprisingly rich culture. To us in the gallery often come to people who come from Russia. And I found out that the understanding and knowledge of the basics of art and painting at the Russian is at a very high level. Even the children who come here with their parents, know how to look at the pictures. And they talk with adults about art - as slowly and quietly ... I spoke with Yoram about it, and he said: "And what are you surprised? All of our well-known authors have come from Russia. " (Tslila Gurvich, 63, manager of an art gallery artist Yoram Gal)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Winter, the soup ... Oh, and "thank you", "please", "good evening" (spoke in Russian). My girlfriend from Belarus, so I have a lot of words on Russian know. Borsch is, however, not ready. That's why I never ate. (Itzhak Maman, 21, a student)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- I'm mainly interested in politics, so I come to mind only the names of politicians: Stalin, Khrushchev, Gorbachev, Putin. In my opinion, Putin is very bold policy. But Russia often helps us. (B., 82 years old, repair master clock)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Russia has a rich culture, a lot of well-known composers, artists, musicians, writers ... My grandfather came once from Odessa. He was a writer. A lot of things said. I have a feeling this is very closed country. But it's all because of the communists and the horrors that they have done. (Laura Zucker, 60, a PR manager)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- the KGB, athletes, tanks. I only know what we were taught in childhood, and the fact that on TV before seen. Suppose that for the most part it is the past, but this is what comes to mind. I know that in Russia are very strong athletes who always occupy the first place. Especially skaters. (Haim Mualem, 55 years, designer handbags)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- I do not know much about Russia. Basically what we are told in the news, as they say about Putin only. This is a huge country with distances of thousands of kilometers from end to end, with a very diverse climate in all its parts. It is a pity that the Russian tourists who come to us, so do not speak in English. I can not talk to them and learn more. And they can not tell anything about Israel. There are a lot of Russian immigrants. The first wave was in the 70s, then come the artists, writers, scientists - in short, the intelligentsia. But in the 90's clearly come those who have not found a place in the Russian, who had nothing to lose, often it was just ex-convicts. Honestly, it was the horror of such people on the streets were too many. (Moti Bar, 60 years old, the hotel manager)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk. In these cities, I was with my master classes. About Russia, I know a lot. Read a lot of books on history and culture, about Stalin, about the Gulag and so on. D. I am often called in Russia. Russian asked a lot of questions - you can see that they are really interesting and they want to learn. They cling to any thread that can enrich their inner world. (Ben Zion David, 62 years old, master jeweler)

What do the people of Israel to Russia and Russian

- Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, St. Petersburg ... I will soon go back to the wedding best friend. His Russian bride. Here he sends me pictures from there. There are landscapes, like in the film "Leviathan". I watched it, and it just turned my mind. I can also say that Russian is very well bring up their children. They can always be distinguished on-site from the Israeli. They tend to be very quiet behave and obey their parents. (Assaf Yitzhaki, 36 years, lawyer)