Levo wrote:Not present before 1990's:
Skiing, travelling abroad, seaside holiday, going to massage, doing sports (we should take more of that!); not being satisfied with a usable car, but needing a fancy one; same for clothing - being so keen on fashion, etc...
So you dislike all this? Nostalgia? Just travel in North Korea/Cuba to feel how lucky you're now. But you seem to realize that open borders give you money:
So Russians feel like kings here, just as you said You guys are welcome.
Do you really dislike the fact that people travel? Or is it only about Hungarians?
Thanks for the welcome part, Russians will definitely come in Hungary and in all other countries, travel industry grows here.
And I don't think they are escaping from anything else than cold Winter and cool Summer
You don't know Russian realities, like hot summer for example and mass escaping from paying taxes
Sol Invictus wrote:"Western aggression" sounds like Soviet propaganda not a cultural thing.
It's a cultural thing because of:
-low level of imported music/movies/food ,i.e. all kinds of mass market things
-degradation of local culture producers due to crazy promotion pressure from abroad and lack of marketing skills to resist this
-dependence on foreign goods because Soviet economy wasn't created for market and during "capitalist years" people haven't created really valuable things for mass consumption