Another thing that struck me about Russians was
Another thing that struck me about Russians was their racism. Russians unfortunately look down on blacks and many hate crimes have been done to black people living in Russia. I myself saw two instances of verbal and physical violence on black students while studying in St. Petersburg. Of course, not all Russians are racists, many are not, but there does tend to be a kind of passivity to racial crimes, both by the police and by the population at large.