Residents of North and South Korea – about Russians: do their opinions differ about our nation?
All Russians from Korean books and films are blue-eyed fair-haired handsome men, kind and smart, have a fine mental organization.
Such a positive perception developed at the end of World War II, and today Koreans remember the role played by the Soviet Union in the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from the Japanese in 1945. In general, residents of the DPRK are wary of foreigners, but when they learn that a person came from Russia, they accept its much warmer. Some of them studied or worked in the USSR, many studied Russian and still cook our national dishes. Those who have worked in modern Russia are surprised by the developed infrastructure: the roads, which only the lazy do not scold in our country, delight the inhabitants of the DPRK, and uninterrupted power supply seems to them just a miracle. In North Korea, only 3% of the roads are paved, and blackouts of electricity and water are an everyday reality.
Koreans are also struck by the degree of our freedoms – not so much political as domestic: for example, the ability to travel abroad or at least travel around the country without bribes and travel permits.
On at least one point, the people of the Republic of Korea completely agree with their northern neighbors – they consider Russians to be beautiful, especially women. “When the typical Korean thinks of a Russian girl, he imagines a tall, slender young woman with pale white skin and blond or brown hair. It's very attractive!” writes a Quora forum user from Seoul. Russian men in the view of Koreans are also good – tall, broad-shouldered and athletic: “Russians are hardy, strong people, and Koreans respect this.” Probably, this image has developed thanks to Russian models and athletes – for example, Anna Sharapova and Fedor Emelianenko are very fond of South Korea. ://fs.tonkosti.ru/sized/f550x700/8e/nw/8enwjjzoxgg0cg0g0k4kks844.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>