Piece 11: The Russian Spirit

“The Russian Spirit”

Out of all the cultures which I have studied, the Russian people and culture are one of the most motivational and inspirational. Their culture, politics, history, songs and music, education, military branches, language, people and humor are some of the most interesting areas which I have studied, contrary to the popular opinion and mainstream perception within the country from which I origin. As their country expands over one ninth of the planetary surface, they have come probably the longest way in getting a wide variety of people and different cultures to live in harmony. The spirit of their people are extremely well developed in terms of humility and I do feel a kind of gratitude and sincere respect towards this culture and country in the sense that it granted my life meaning when it was in that moment really hard to find anywhere else. They inspired me, in the very true meaning of that word. People should instead of being prejudiced be taught to study and respect other cultures, whether they choose to accept or embrace them on a personal level or not.