1 Oct A normal friend parties indoors during the wintertime. A Russian friend takes you to drink vodka shots on a snow-covered park bench in F weather. My boyfriend said when he was there in the 90s on business, there were teenage girls trying to sell their babies on the street. We were there for a few months, mostly in Moscow. I took a side trip by myself to St Petersburg. I fucking love Russia. It is more beautiful than you can imagine, but, as someone pointed out, the. 2 Oct While Russians may appear cold and harsh to outsiders, beneath the frozen shell of every Slav lies a true romantic. Even if he lives on the other side of the city and it's pm in the middle of a blizzard, rest assured that your Russian boyfriend will escort you to your doorstep after a boozy evening out.