Easy. You know you’re Russian when… (blogger’s note: you may stumble upon a couple of superstitions here and there…)
You drink vodka for breakfast.
If mosquitoes bite you, it’s because you’re sweet.
Your head hurts and you assume the weather is changing.
You have hiccups then it means someone is thinking about you.
You never wish someone “Happy Birthday” before the actual date.
Someone is talking and you sneeze, it means they’re saying the truth.
It’s a tragedy if you’re 25 and single.
Plombir is the best ice cream.
Grandma can’t pronounce your non-Russian boyfriend’s name, so she gives him a Russian one.
If you put your clothes on backwards, you will be punched.
You were practically born in high heels.
Russian characters in American movies are always mafia or just evil.
You use one tea bag to make two or more cups of tea.
You eat a lot of cabbage so your boobs grow.
“Russians” in a foreign movie speak Russian with a terrible accent, and only you can tell.
When you get sick, your parents will always find a reason why it happened.
You can never eat anything cold cause you’re either sick, were just sick, or will get sick.
You never kill a spider at home.
You eat sour cream with absolutely everything.
Before leaving for a long journey you sit for a moment in silence before leaving the house.
When knocking on wood you add a symbolic three spits over one’s left shoulder and knock three times as well. Traditionally one was spitting on the devil (who is always on the left).
Breaking a mirror is considered bad luck, as is looking at one’s reflection in a broken mirror.
It is bad luck to demonstrate something negative using yourself or someone else as the object. For example, when describing a scar you should not show it on your own face or someone else’s.
Talking about future success (bragging) is considered bad luck. It is thought better to be silent until the success has been achieved or to even sound pessimistic!
If you return home for forgotten things it is a bad omen, and you should look in the mirror before leaving the house again, otherwise the journey will be bad.
Whistling in a house would bring misfortune to the household.
You only give women an odd number of flowers, since even numbers are for the dead.