& laquo; What would I borrow from the Finns? Sorting and recycling of garbage. Compulsory planting of trees instead of cut down forests & raquo;
& laquo; My Planet & raquo; opens a new rubric, where he asks questions to Russian-speaking residents of different countries of the world. In the first issue Yuri Pell from Karelia tells how he lives in the country of forests and lakes & mdash; Finland.
In 2006 my parents received permanent residence in Finland & mdash; My ancestors came from there and once did the return trip: to Russia. I was 11 years old, my father and mother were confronted with the fact: “We are leaving to live in another country & raquo ;. Now I have two passports: Russian and Finnish. We moved from the village of Minal, that between Sortavala and Priozersk.
Karelia lies on both sides of the border. Joensuu & mdash; the capital of Finnish Karelia. But I still feel that I moved, because I lived in the village, but I ended up in the city, albeit small.
Not counting the roads, the difference is & mdash; in the mentality. Finns are noticeably calmer, do not like noise in everyday life. Well, nature, of course, can not be distinguished. The Karelians have an open soul. Both of them live among lakes and pines.
What do the Finns think about Russia? They are interested in how things are with a big neighbor, and therefore they go to the cities close to the border: St. Petersburg, Sortavala, Petrozavodsk. Especially with such a ruble exchange rate: drink a glass of beer, or maybe two.
By Finnish standards, I live in the troubled area of Joensuu. This is an area for emigrants. But there is no negative. Sometimes Finnish alcoholics have more problems than those from other countries. Emigrants in Finland are becoming more, but in general less than in the same Germany. Most & mdash; Russian-speaking (60,000 in the country), they are also able to find a common language.
In my student years I worked at the bar as a security guard and was the only Russian at work. So, we stood for each other with a mountain. And it did not matter who from where, from whom the passport.
When you live abroad, the language comes to you. People need to communicate with people, there are no other options. It is said that Finnish & mdash; difficult language. Over time, it becomes easy. & laquo; My Planet & raquo; in Finnish & mdash; Minun mailmaa.
I finished the Finnish school with an average score of 7.5 out of 10. I liked Finnish more than in Russian. Here they explain why they need some knowledge, and do not prepare the student for the successful passing of exams.
Is it good to be a builder in Finland? They have no prestigious and prestigious professions. Local is important that you are busy with the business, the rest is & mdash; trifles.
Finns & mdash; funny guys, and they often come up with strange ideas. Take at least the world championship on the wearing of his wife. I have not participated in anything similar, the case did not fall out. (& laquo; My Planet & raquo; wrote that the Finn is good, but the Russian can not understand.)
The most delicious Finnish dish & mdash; Cold smoked trout. And the strangest thing is & mdash; (m & auml; mmi), a rye mixture of dark color, which is poured with cream and eaten on Easter. When I go to my grandmother in Russia, she does olive.
I rarely get to go to nature, in Finland it is everywhere & mdash; there is no need to go to the forest for a picnic, to get some fresh air.
What would I borrow from the Finns? Sorting and recycling of garbage. Mandatory planting of trees instead of cut down forests. Well, in general & mdash; respect for the environment.
Sometimes it seems that in Finland too rigid rules, as in many countries of Europe. Over time, you get used to it. For years that I live in Finland, I received only one penalty for speeding & mdash; & euro; 75, and it was a long time. I try not to break the rules.
In Russia I am constantly. I have such a position: I need to live where there is good work. The one I have now, & mdash; the best that I was offered. But suppose that tomorrow I will be written from the channel & laquo; My Planet & raquo ;. This is an occasion to reflect on the move, especially since this is my parents’ favorite TV channel.
It’s not so important where you come from and where you live, the main thing is & mdash; remain a man and smile more.