I'm not racist but….
The vast majority of Russian holidaymakers that I encountered on holiday in Goa
Are, as you seem to have recognised from your wording, not the same as “the vast majority of Russians” so you may get away with that comment.
Many years ago when I worked in a casino, the people who came in who were Chinese (okay, looked Chinese and had accents) were without exception rude and arrogant. After a while I realised that I was developing racist views towards Chinese people (i.e. including Chinese people I encountered other than over a roulette table). I had strong words with myself. I’m a sanctimonious guardian reader with white middle class guilt aplenty but still found it ridiculously easy to veer into irrational stereotyping. Scary really.Posted 5 years agovinnyehSubscriber
The vast majority of Russian holidaymakers that I encountered on holiday in Goa last week were a bunch of arrogant, rude, disrespectful, (to the locals) robbing barstewards. Horrible people.
Sure they were Russians?Posted 5 years ago
I’m only asking because it’s quite easy to roll up inhabitants of most of the former Eastern bloc as ‘Russians’. They sound, and, to a degree, look similar.Rockape63Member
Had a few holidays in Turkey and there are Ruskis aplenty there. They treat the Hotel Staff like sh1t. My Mate once said to this particularly overbearing, arrogant, rude Russian……’You’ve managed to learn every word in the English language except please!’
The response was’ why should I say please to these people….they are scum!’Posted 5 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
ever dived in Sharm el Sheikh? Their tourism board courted the Russians when the Italians stopped coming after the bombings, and it is to them exactly what Spain was to brits (cheap sun please, no foreign culture thanks) and is suffering some of the same results (though Sharm looks like its always appealed to that sort of market, all TGI Fridays, Hard Rock Cafe etc)
Loads of stunning Russian girls there. Most of them available at affordable rates 🙄Posted 5 years agogrumMember
I believe some of the skiers returning back from European destinations are finding the new wave of tourists from the Eastern bloc quite hard going too.
It is a bit weird being in Austria and 90% of the people are Russian. Mind you I don’t like being in resorts with loads of British people either.
Supposedly they tried to put a quota on how many Russians could come to Kitzbuhel as it was spoiling the experience for other nationalities.Posted 5 years agotrailmonkeyMember
i think the salient fact here is the op encountered some arseholes. the fact that they were russian arseholes isn’t important.
if the op worries that he feels guilty because he doesn’t like arseholes, i’m here to tell him that he shouldn’t.
if the op worries that he feels guilty because he doesn’t like russians, i’m here to tell him that he should.Posted 5 years ago
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