Since we are living in times of mass disinformation, I'd like to comment on some important events, like, for instance, the much-talked-about migrant crisis in the EU. 2
If you have ever visited Russia you've noticed that people there don't smile that often. That's why some might think that Russians are unhappy, sad or even depressive. It's not quite true.
Celebration of the New Year is a much more important holiday in Russia and Belarus than it is in the West, where Christmas is more popular.