Born in Kazan, Russia. Despite quite a few Germans and Poles and who knows who else among my ancestors I’m 100% ethnic Russian:
- wear ushanka in winter (these eleven months colder than the remaining one),
- prefer vodka to any other alcoholic beverage (fun fact: in Russia, you can't drink it during the winter, you have to gnaw it with your teeth),
- often just can't resist the urge to play balalaika for my domestic bear.