You don’t have to live in the states to recognize this movie, but it is still a treat to see the movie posters written in Russian. I sometimes sound out the names written phonetically in Russian to figure out who the actors are. Simple minds, simply amused I guess. That would drive Ann nuts if she had to stand there while I sounded out names to see who starred in a movie I was never going to watch.
The Russian and American cultures are connected in ways I would not have imagined in Ufa. Maybe in Moscow I could picture the American fast food places, but here in Ufa there are McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC restaurants at regular intervals, and American movies are quite popular. I discuss The Walking Dead with one of the professors I work with, while another friend couldn’t sleep the night before House of Cards, Season 4 was available. Don’t even get me started on Game of Thrones. People love it here. We really are not so different, are we?