“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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French businessman called life in Russia "very comfortable"
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A French businessman Yann Sotti has been living in the Russian capital for about 20 years and does not plan to return home, even when the borders are opened after the pandemic, RIA Novosti reports. “I don't like modern France too much, but Russia offers a very comfortable life,” he explained.
The entrepreneur is sure that even the restrictions due to coronavirus infection cannot be compared: in Russia they are much softer. Looking from here, he added, one gets the impression that France is seized by a real psychosis. And this is largely to blame for the fear-mongering media. But the French authorities, instead of acting, arrange consultations and discussions - for the sake of the triumph of the principles of democracy.
The population of the country is no stranger to crises, Sotti added, they rarely complain about life. In addition, it is now very easy to get vaccinated against coronavirus: just choose a time and place and take a passport.
The Frenchman also considers the attitude of many of his compatriots to Russia, in which they see exclusively Soviet totalitarianism, to be wrong. I would like, Sotti added, for France to look more towards his new country, and not turn towards the West.
Yann Sotti stressed that many Russians love France for its culture, cuisine, society and would like the French to value Russia as well.
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