What the people of Denmark think about the Russians: 5 misconceptions
3. Russians are rude and uneducated
Danish travelers of past centuries described Russia as a semi-wild country under the rule of the “Pharaoh of Moscow”, but even then their impressions were not unambiguously negative. “The speed with which Russians learn and get used to any business is indescribable!” – the Danish envoy at the court of Peter I, Commander Just Yul, was surprised.
Modern Danes know Russia as the country of Pushkin, Chekhov, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, remember the name of Yuri Gagarin and admire the beauty of Orthodox churches.
“The Russians have achieved so much in culture, science, literature, music, there are a huge amount of resources, but all the time there was some factor that hindered the development of the country. Maybe this is a strange and special Russian way,” says Danish language teacher Klaus Barfed. .ru/sized/f550x700/08/0y/080yl63mmex8oco8s44gk8g8c.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>