I’d say there was something in the water, but of course they don’t drink any of that. I’d chalk it up to all the Russian TV stations showing The Road Warrior on Saturday mornings instead of Sesame Street, but then we have to get into the whole nature vs. nurture thing, and that doesn’t explain the butcher knife the fellow keeps on the dashboard for emergencies. That’s more of a Cub Scout “be prepared” kind of thing. So we have to look at socialization into groups as well as in the home — a home I assume is on fire most of the time one way or the other.
Anyway, Russians are an enigma wrapped in a mystery and basted with vodak, with a dashcam pointed at them, no question; but we can learn so much from them about how to behave when, well, unusual circumstances rear their ugly heads. This video is no exception. So if a fight between Julia Child and Sam Spade breaks out in the future, I know how I’m going to bet.