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  • Russian Omens/Superstitions

    1. If a fork or spoon is dropped, you get a female guest.
    2. If you step on someone's foot, he has to step on yours in order you wouldn't have a fight later.
    3. Giving an even number of flowers to your living girlfriend is bad juju
    4. Do not give anything (e.g. kiss) or shake hands across the threshold - at least make a step over doing that
    5. Putting on your shirt backwards means you will meet someone new.
    6. Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in Russia, as is looking at one's reflection in a broken mirror. The effect is also more severe than 7 years of bad luck!
    7. Putting 5 kopeck coins in your boots is considered to bring you good luck at exams
    8. If you see a cat grooming its face, you will get guests.

    9. You'll pass your exam easily if you don't shave or even wash yourself from some time before the exam until after it.

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    • Russian Omens/Superstitions

      1. If a fork or spoon is dropped, you get a female guest.
      2. If you step on someone's foot, he has to step on yours in order you wouldn't have a fight later.
      3. Giving an even number of flowers to your living girlfriend is bad juju
      4. Do not give anything (e.g. kiss) or shake hands across the threshold - at least make a step over doing that
      5. Putting on your shirt backwards means you will meet someone new.
      6. Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in Russia, as is looking at one's reflection in a broken mirror. The effect is also more severe than 7 years of bad luck!
      7. Putting 5 kopeck coins in your boots is considered to bring you good luck at exams
      8. If you see a cat grooming its face, you will get guests.
      9. You'll pass your exam easily if you don't shave or even wash yourself from some time before the exam until after it.

      10. If someone sneezes while talking to you, they are telling the truth.

      Кто там?
      Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
      Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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      • Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
        Russian Omens/Superstitions

        1. If a fork or spoon is dropped, you get a female guest.
        2. If you step on someone's foot, he has to step on yours in order you wouldn't have a fight later.
        3. Giving an even number of flowers to your living girlfriend is bad juju
        4. Do not give anything (e.g. kiss) or shake hands across the threshold - at least make a step over doing that
        5. Putting on your shirt backwards means you will meet someone new.
        6. Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in Russia, as is looking at one's reflection in a broken mirror. The effect is also more severe than 7 years of bad luck!
        7. Putting 5 kopeck coins in your boots is considered to bring you good luck at exams
        8. If you see a cat grooming its face, you will get guests.
        9. You'll pass your exam easily if you don't shave or even wash yourself from some time before the exam until after it.

        10. If someone sneezes while talking to you, they are telling the truth.
        11.
        A magpie entering your house is a very bad sign and can forewarn of ill luck or even a death in the family.

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        • Russian Omens/Superstitions

          1. If a fork or spoon is dropped, you get a female guest.
          2. If you step on someone's foot, he has to step on yours in order you wouldn't have a fight later.
          3. Giving an even number of flowers to your living girlfriend is bad juju
          4. Do not give anything (e.g. kiss) or shake hands across the threshold - at least make a step over doing that
          5. Putting on your shirt backwards means you will meet someone new.
          6. Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in Russia, as is looking at one's reflection in a broken mirror. The effect is also more severe than 7 years of bad luck!
          7. Putting 5 kopeck coins in your boots is considered to bring you good luck at exams
          8. If you see a cat grooming its face, you will get guests.
          9. You'll pass your exam easily if you don't shave or even wash yourself from some time before the exam until after it.
          10. If someone sneezes while talking to you, they are telling the truth.
          11. A magpie entering your house is a very bad sign and can forewarn of ill luck or even a death in the family.

          12. If your right hand itches, you're going to get money soon. It sometimes means you're going to greet someone. If your left hand itches, you're going to give someone money.
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          • Russian Omens/Superstitions

            1. If a fork or spoon is dropped, you get a female guest.
            2. If you step on someone's foot, he has to step on yours in order you wouldn't have a fight later.
            3. Giving an even number of flowers to your living girlfriend is bad juju
            4. Do not give anything (e.g. kiss) or shake hands across the threshold - at least make a step over doing that
            5. Putting on your shirt backwards means you will meet someone new.
            6. Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck in Russia, as is looking at one's reflection in a broken mirror. The effect is also more severe than 7 years of bad luck!
            7. Putting 5 kopeck coins in your boots is considered to bring you good luck at exams
            8. If you see a cat grooming its face, you will get guests.
            9. You'll pass your exam easily if you don't shave or even wash yourself from some time before the exam until after it.
            10. If someone sneezes while talking to you, they are telling the truth.
            11. A magpie entering your house is a very bad sign and can forewarn of ill luck or even a death in the family.
            12. If your right hand itches, you're going to get money soon. It sometimes means you're going to greet someone. If your left hand itches, you're going to give someone money.

            drumroll please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I got this one from my mother, who got it from her grandmother, born near Lviv c 1900, of a retired one-armed Don Cossack father and a Volga German mother . . . . . . . .

            13. If your baby is born with teeth, he'll be a warewolf.



            She also held that one can uncover a vampire by nailing a death mask to his face: an event she claimed to have witnessed. Lviv must have been a real swinging place back in the day.
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            • Good one, Slick! Was your great-mother a Volga German or a German settler in the Ukraine? They came to Russia at around the same time and from the same places, but I think they should be counted as different communities.

              And it's your turn to choose the next Baker's Dozen!
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              • Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                Good one, Slick! Was your great-mother a Volga German or a German settler in the Ukraine? They came to Russia at around the same time and from the same places, but I think they should be counted as different communities.

                And it's your turn to choose the next Baker's Dozen!
                Great-great-grandmother, and yes, she was Volga German. That makes me a mutt, right?
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                • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

                  1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев





                  It was the first.
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                  • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                    Great-great-grandmother, and yes, she was Volga German. That makes me a mutt, right?
                    No more of a mutt than most Russians
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                    • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

                      1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев

                      2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg



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                      • Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                        No more of a mutt than most Russians
                        How many Russians can boast Mohawk and Huron in their lineage?
                        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                        • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                          How many Russians can boast Mohawk and Huron in their lineage?
                          Would mixed Finnish and Mongolian heritages do?
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                          • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

                            1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
                            2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg

                            3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва





                            Where tsar's were crowned and Napoleon stabled his horses . . . .
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                            • Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                              Would mixed Finnish and Mongolian heritages do?
                              Only if you're willing to throw in Norman French/Quebecoise, Black Irish (the Black came from Spain) English, Scots, Prussian, Slovak, Zaparozhye Cossack, Kuban Cossack, Ukrainian, and Great Russian -- including all of their various constituents, as well. Then you've got yourself a real mutt.
                              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                              • 13 Famous Russian Churches/Monastaries

                                1. St Sophia's, Kiev - Св Софія, Кіев
                                2. SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St Petersburg
                                3. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin, Moscow - Успенский Собор, Москва

                                4. Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord. Kizhi island, Karelia.



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