re."For sure they never had enough time in their life to waste for such a useless question as you put up here. "
Perhaps you are right.
But I'm not sure.
After all there have been a few problems with 'new Britons' in some places - and the 'old Britons' used to say they were democratic, open-minded, and a lot of other things...
And, no, I have never been to the places you mention...
It depends from what city the girl originally is. I know that here in Lugansk, there are many foreign students studying and we here got used to seen many different people, from different countries and with different cultural background, and there are not too many problems with that. But if a girl comes from some small village, she may have never seen a man from other country, culture or race...then it may be difficult for her!!! But the way in the Crimea there is a doctor, he is black, and he lives here for many years, has family with a local girl, and speaks rather good Ukrainian:) He lives not in a very big town, and at first people didn't trust him much as a doctor (but when they got acquainted with him closer and they found out that he studied here in Ukraine they even don't notice that he is different, for them he is the same citizen of Ukraine as all of us here), so now there is not a single problem:)
Thanks for your answer.
Your answer has made me realise that in many cases there *is* no answer to my question - or in other words: Few places in the FSU have experienced what in the west is called a Multicultural Environment...
Have you ever been to Moscow? You can find here all tribes from former FSU. And in addition many different expats, students from africa, businessmen from asia and so on.
You are a peasant? How intensive is your own experience in multicultural world in your village (including your grandmother slaughteiring a pig)?
It will be my pleasure to invite you in two weeks to go with me to Moldova. I will introduce you to moldovans, russians, ukrainians, jews, gagaus, tatarian, polish, hungarian, indian, chinese, chechnian and other tribes.
Would you be satiesfied with this offer?
I know most did not see the thread from the skinhead and missed the impetus for your thread Sancho, they came in late, you can come across as an antagonist from time to time and much is probably misunderstood as this one dimensional forum can be faulty in it's self, no eye contact, voice inflection, no body language to see or appreciate. It is hard to not read into the written word. You did acquiesce to Ptichkas' statement but kept antagonizing by challenging others, you wrote
"Ptichka, Thanks for your answer. Your answer has made me realize that in many cases there *is* no answer to my question - or in other words: Few places in the FSU have experienced what in the west is called a Multicultural Environment...
What it sounds like to me is, this is not a stupid question with no answer you and those of you culture are just inexperienced such as those of us in the west, you can not understand the validity of my thinking as you have never experienced this type of a multi-cultural society.
I posted that thread about Dubious and Russia where they were pitting the east and the west against each other on the topic of, Satisfied, in gloss; the sour, so you could relate to the effect of insensitive cultural bashing, which I am sure Sancho was not your intent, I know you like to provoke stimulating and humorous conversations and at times you can be pretty funny. People generalize often here and jump to conclusions very easily. I am going to ask Olga to define the Gentleman's Forum Protocol so we have some parameters and guidelines posted to here that we can refer to and adhere to.
Worldtraveller well, I want to add that people from different FSU rebuplics are not considered to be foreigners:) OK in Lugansk. I know that in Moscow the risk for a Ukrainian to suffer from some people is higher...such accidents happened.
As we here live in Lugansk, we think that foreigners are those who have different skin color and different culture. So we hardly think that "Russians, Moldovans, Polish and so on" are foreigners.
In small villages, at least in my region, the most spread nationalities are: Ukrainians and Russians....so no other cultures, and girls can't mix with representtives from different countries:)
And moldovans, russians, ukrainians, jews,tatarian, polish, hungarian, chechnian got at least into some contact, or did have commom parts of history:)
Guys, all rules are written in ABOUT FORUM.
As to Gentleman's protocol be polite, don't insult each other, let everybody express his/her opinion. If your point ot view differs or you disagree you are welcome to debate. Debates should be close to topic. If during discussion a new issue were raised and you wish to continue debates start new thread.
I know nothing of Multicultural Environment in FSU.
For long time I just read, no writing.
When I write, quote other people, regrettably, you think I am the same person.
You ask more clever people question.