No! I was joking. Sorry again.<quoted text>This is a serious question?(i don't see smiles) I can answer seriously. When you work so it is to provide the your country necessary product economy, takes little time. But when you have to work to your country, and to your boss, the employer can afford to buy a new plane and a fifth ocean-going yacht or private island next, then yes, you have to work 15 hours and save money on food. Elemenyary arithmetica.
(major of KGB Leonid)=))
Where I lived, people didn't tell jokes about Russians and didn't hate Russians. They did hate communism though. I lived in ND growing up and we were surrounded by missiles and also Germans from Russia who were very much like one or two of the Russians who post on here.