1. You have high tolerance for alcohol.
“You must drink a lot of vodka!” is the first sentence I hear after I say I am from Russia. I have to tell the truth: Russians do drink a lot, but vodka is just one option of many. We have many traditions about drinking vodka (and some tricks, too), but Russians drink whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila and everything else as well. Being in the top five consumers of spirits in the world, Russians developed high tolerance for drinking and can down a hell of a lot of alcohol. Many times I’ve seen a fragile Russian girl stay sober for a longer time than her friends from other countries. This is neither genetic nor a miracle: if you rarely drink or don’t drink at all, being born Russian won’t help. But if you learned to drink in this country, the chances that you are going to be the most sober person in the party are strong.