For some, Russia is a crime-infested place with stomach-churning food and
no relief facilities, full of rude people and corrupt officials. For others it is quite
the opposite. Both perceptions are true to reality. Or reality shapes itself according to
perceptions and expectations. Russia, perhaps more than any other place, lacks in
objective observer-independent nature. In other words, it is what you think it to be. An
amorphous and contradictory and entity in itself, it takes form under the pressure of your
mind. Whatever order you impose on the Russian chaos is your business, your victory, your
failure and a reflection of your essence.
In relation to the above, take a look at the Misery Tourism document.
PS. As an illustration tell the EM story with the customs..........