Video: The West is shocked by the Russians
2023 Author: Seth Attwood | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 22:42
For many years there has been an opinion that Russian tourists behave abroad like the latter … well, you get the idea. They take out of the hotels everything that is good and bad. They fight with tourists from other countries and, most often, drunk. They behave noisily, not giving a damn about the opinions of others … These are the associations that emerge when the phrase “light tourist” is used.
But is it really so? Maybe this is just black PR, propaganda against Russia. In fact, quite often tourists from Russia show themselves at their best, demonstrate compassion, fortitude, fearlessness and come to the rescue when others, for some reason, cannot do it.
On March 23, 2019, on a beach in Dadonghai Bay in the Chinese city of Sanya, one of the swimming men began to drown. Russian tourist Yuri Paskanny could not stay away and swam to the rescue. By joint efforts, the victim was taken to the shore. It turned out that none of those around him knew what to do next and how to help a person. Later, Yuri said: Yuri's wife added important details:
In gratitude for saving a man, the Russian tourist was awarded the title of "The best tourist in the city" and literally shocked him.
Another case of rescuing foreigners by Russians abroad took place in March this year. A group of travelers from the United Geography Club, led by Sergei Sotnikov, began a hike around Mount Annapurna in Nepal. Six people moved to the Torong-La pass, the height of which is 5,416 meters. Not so long ago, it was closed to tourists due to heavy snowfall. On the way, the Russians met Chinese tourists who had gone astray, as well as a group from New Zealand. It turned out that the Chinese got lost in the snow and could not find their way across the pass. The Russian group helped everyone together to successfully descend into the Lower Mustang valley. “A few hours later we were already at a safe height,” later said the Russian traveler, the leader of the group. “By evening it became known that three returning Chinese were evacuated by helicopter with severe frostbite.”
The head of the group, Sergei Sotnikov, admitted: if it were not for the Russians, the history of Chinese tourists would have ended in tragedy.
In the summer of 2012 in Norway, two local women, 50 and 60 years old, went fishing in the Alta Fjord on a motor boat. For some unknown reason, the ship began to sink, and the women decided to jump into the water, which is too cold for swimming even in summer.
They began to swim to the shore, which was fraught with hypothermia of the body. By a happy coincidence, Russian tourists were fishing nearby, they lifted the Norwegian ladies aboard and brought them to the shore safe and sound. The rescuers were several men and one girl who arrived in Norway from the Russian Vyborg. The guys did not see anything special in their act. They only admitted that the ladies were heavy.
Albert Vekwe, the owner of the camp where the Russian tourists lived, later noted:
“It's a happy coincidence that the Russians saw women drowning.
They were in the water for about half an hour and were very cold. Thanks to these rescue stories, many foreigners recognized Russian tourists as sympathetic and always ready to help. But our compatriots have at least two more important qualities that are especially highly valued in our time in the environment of a tolerant and pampered Europe. The two characteristic qualities in question are fearlessness and a heightened sense of justice.
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