Why Are You So Rich?

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Sep 7, 2019 18:01
My Russian colleague told me a funny story. Recently, she visited Switzerland for an academic-related purpose, a conference or something similar. At some point, locals started asking her why all Russians are so wealthy and where they get money for luxurious recreation activities in Switzerland. The question was wild to her since she originates from a neck of the woods located in the North-East of European Russia. Her home place belongs to a type of a Russian city where you can literally stumble upon a bear and where people are paid ridiculously small average wages around 150-200 dollars a month. That distorted view of Swiss people pertains to erroneous conclusions, which are based on limited information. Perhaps, all stereotypes are rooted here.