This is how most Russian people have developed their taste for live performances.
Movie theatres are also becoming popular in Russia and they are equipped with the latest sound systems.
Things to Know As in many Asian cultures, the concept of face plays a large role.
Being confrontational, losing your temper, or showing strong negative emotions in public are all considered very negative in Thai culture.
Germans are typically perfectionists and seem to expect this from everyone they come in contact with.
Further, if you do something wrong or not by their standards they normally have no problem ridiculing you and telling you what an idiot you are.
People that were doing community work were given benefits (free or discounted travel, ability to buy deficit goods, ability to receive a better apartment from the government for free etc) - remember, there was no private property until Perestroika, everything used to belong to the state, which was controlling distribution and would award the most active citizens.
Unfortunately the system of volunteering was broken with Perestroika but Russians still have that great community spirit (which sometimes goes to the lengths a westerner would consider as infringement). The power of an individual in Russia is much less than in the west and most deals are pushed through family, friends and acquaintances.
From these observations you will have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes I and others have made during our search for foreign brides.
I think it was an excellent system since people had the opportunity to attend theatres from the early age, starting from attending performances in a Muppet theatre, then moving to the Youth Drama Theatre, then to Drama, Musical and Opera, according to their age.
Also attending performances in a company is always much more fun, which contributed to the popularity of theatres.
When Russian people talk about movie theatres, they will usually say "cinema"; if they talk about "theatres", they mean live performances.
During Soviet times there was a well developed system of community work and in every group (class at school, department at work etc) would be also a person responsible for sport, education, political information of the group etc.
Greater rewards carry greater risk, and this same principle applies to international dating.