Love potatoes, don't be afraid of the cold and 6 more rules of life for Siberians

Love potatoes, don't be afraid of the cold and 6 more rules of life for Siberians

The first rule of a Siberian's life is to be proud that you are a Siberian and don't forget to mention it on occasion. After all, then everyone will know that you are a harsh but good-natured nature, and your character is tempered by unpredictable weather and other features of Siberia. What other rules are guided in life by Siberians, the inquisitive “Subtleties” found out. Did you enjoy reading The Subtleties of Tourism? You know what to do 😉

1. Do not be afraid of wolves, go to the forest

The commandment “Do not be afraid of wolves and go into the forest” is practically the main thing in the life of a Siberian. The forest is both a breadwinner, entertainment, and relaxation. And you just need to stay away from wolves. Bears in Siberia, by the way, are also not accepted to be afraid. Truckers feed them, especially compassionate Siberians even give shelter to orphaned bear cubs. Bears are not afraid of Siberians either, as evidence of which they freely walk the streets of summer cottages and small Siberian cities.” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Love potatoes, don't be afraid of the cold and 6 more rules of life for Siberians

2. Love potatoes

Potatoes are called Siberian bread, and often they really replace bakery products for locals. Perhaps because it is not possible to grow wheat in Siberia privately, and potatoes here grow with a bang, even on collective farm fields, even in ordinary vegetable gardens. Siberians eat it with meat, fish, pickles, without anything else.

Potatoes are called Siberian bread, and often they really replace bakery products for locals.

3. Speak your language

The rest of Russia listens with amazement to the language spoken by the Siberians. Tolchenka (crushed potatoes), multifora (transparent file for documents), kalym (part-time job), chius (piercing winter wind), cheplashka (small container). There is an opinion that Siberians in any part of the world recognize each other by these words.

4. Don't be afraid of the cold

Siberians consider real cold temperatures below -30 ° C, everything else is ordinary winter. But they are not even afraid of such marks on the thermometer: cold in Siberia is a natural phenomenon. There is only one way to deal with them – dress warmer, preferably in fur. Or you can ignore the cold: swim in the hole, for example. 3e/4n/3e4nakpthzi8g88ks040oks0w.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

 To love potatoes, not to be afraid of the cold, and 6 more rules of life for Siberians

5. Don't be afraid of distance

Many Siberians commute to work 300 km away from their homes, quietly get out to friends who live 200 km away. And the capitals of the regions from small Siberian cities and towns can be separated by up to 1000 km – as in the Irkutsk region. At the same time, there may be no air communication between them. But this is not a hindrance for Siberians, as long as the car does not fail.

6. Forge character

It would seem that nature itself is engaged in forging and tempering the character of Siberians. But that doesn't seem to be enough for them. Otherwise, how else can one explain their love for winter fishing, eating “splits” – specially prepared raw fish, rafting on stormy rivers and mass descent in swimsuits on mountain skis (Russian records for it are regularly updated in Sheregesh). Siberian is practically a synonym for the word “severe”. At least the locals themselves are sure of it.

7. Subdue the elements

Siberians know how to subdue the elements. Proof of this is the large number of hydroelectric power stations built on the Siberian rivers – the Yenisei, the Angara, the Ob and others. And it is also in Siberia – in Khakassia, on Baikal – that shamans live, who, according to local assurances, are able to talk with the elements: speak to the wind, cause rain, negotiate with the spirits of rivers, mountains and lakes.

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    8. Loving your native land

    Many Siberians have left their native land only a couple of times in their lives to see the world. And some of them have never traveled outside their native territory. Nothing to be surprised about, they say. Everything is there in Siberia. Lake Baikal, Krasnoyarsk pillars, Mount Belukha, beautiful national parks with lakes, waterfalls, valleys – in general, there are so many protected areas that no other region of Russia or the world can boast of.

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