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Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:51:37 PM »
Number 9 on the list came as a surprise, I have given fine perfumes as gifts, and were well received.

Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  

https://www.rbth.com/lifestyle/326898-10-things-never-gift-russians
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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 04:35:51 PM »
Number 9 on the list came as a surprise, I have given fine perfumes as gifts, and were well received.

Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians 

https://www.rbth.com/lifestyle/326898-10-things-never-gift-russians
im surprised they didnt list a watch/clock
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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 02:16:13 PM »
Number 9 on the list came as a surprise, I have given fine perfumes as gifts, and were well received.

Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians 

https://www.rbth.com/lifestyle/326898-10-things-never-gift-russians
im surprised they didnt list a watch/clock

Why? It might help women from the former Soviet Union be closer to being on time.  :hidechair:   :'(
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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 01:52:07 AM »
im surprised they didnt list a watch/clock

Why? It might help women from the former Soviet Union be closer to being on time.  :hidechair:   :'(
Because russians believe that if you gift a watch/clock, then your relationship to that person is doomed as 'time has run out'.

In case of a love-interest, that is a particularly bad sign
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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 05:24:35 AM »
Talked with several Russian's...more males than females and the general consensus was this was a Chinese, rather than Russian superstition.

I received a gift a watch ...as did her son from a Russian...

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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 05:36:36 PM »
Wouldn't an hourglass be more appropriate if you were inferring that?

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Re: Blacklist: 10 things you should never gift to Russians  
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 07:13:55 AM »
Wouldn't an hourglass be more appropriate if you were inferring that?

Jacob 'Father' Cats, in the 17th century said words to the effect; if you die one hour after getting married, you still have plenty of time to be sorry.
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