30 May 2003 The majority of Russians have a shared feature in that they like to complain about being poor–in front of relatives and acquaintances so they don’t ask to borrow money, to tax collectors and government bodies so they don’t get sued for “non-labor-related income,” and even to themselves, so as to not explode […]

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