This is how most Russian people have developed their taste for live performances.
Movie theatres are also becoming popular in Russia and they are equipped with the latest sound systems.
Polina Durneva from Russia studying at Cornell College shares her views about how dating in the United States is different than back in her home country of Russia.
As part of our microscholarship program we asked current international students what their observations have been about dating in the United States and how it compares to dating back in their home countries.
Polina Durneva from Russia studying at Cornell College is our third microscholarship winner for fall 2016.
She will receive 0 to help toward her studies for the fall semester.
When Russian people talk about movie theatres, they will usually say "cinema"; if they talk about "theatres", they mean live performances.
I was an exchange student in Colorado, where I got a chance to graduate from high school, and this year I am starting my junior year at Cornell College in Iowa.
But, let’s step away from those philosophical talks full of nonsense and truth, and look at the dating culture in the great lands of America.
But before I share how drastically different American dating scene is for me, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Russians are also big fond of live performances at theatres and since tickets are affordable (prices in cinemas and theatres are comparable), they enjoy attending theatres: opera, musical, ballet, drama etc. The theatre culture was developed during the Soviet times when tickets were sold through schools and enterprises: cities were divided into areas and there was a theatre agent responsible for each particular area.
The agent would bring tickets for distribution to every enterprise and school in his area and the person responsible for "culture sector" would organize collective visit to the theatre.