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Russian Superstitions and Traditions
People around the world have different beliefs and fears. Learn about some of the most common Russian superstitions and traditions.
What should be done according to a Russian superstition when someone has left the house and gone on a long journey?
Their room should be locked up so that nobody would enter.
An extra dish is left on the table.
Their radio or TV should not be turned off until they come back.
Their room and their possessions should not be cleaned up until they have arrived.
There is a Russian tradition of spitting three times to chase away bad luck, similar to knocking on wood. Where should one spit?
Through their crossed fingers
Over their right shoulder
In front of their feet
Over their left shoulder
What should one do on examination day in order not to chase away good luck according to Russian superstition?
One should not make their bed.
All of these
One should not wear anything new.
One should not cut their nails.
What kind of presents are considered to be taboo according to Russian superstition?
Where shouldn't unmarried people sit if they don't want to stay single for a long time according to Russian superstition?
Under the table
Under an oak tree
At the corner of the table
At a crossroad
What should a stranger say when seeing a baby less that an year old according to Russian tradition?
'Oh, what an ugly child!'
'May God guide your way!'
'May you grow tall and healthy!'
They should not speak or smile
How is a latecomer 'punished' in Russian traditions?
They are not allowed to sit.
They are seated away from the table.
They are forced to drink a full glass of alcohol.
They are forbidden to take off their coat.
What will happen very soon if the cat is washing its face according to Russian beliefs?
Someone will get pregnant.
Somebody will die.
It is going to rain.
Guests will come.
What does sneezing while talking mean according to Russian superstition?
The sneezing person will receive money soon.
The person is telling the truth.
The sneezing person is lying.
They will be healthy and will live long.
What will happen if a fork or a spoon falls on the ground according to Russian superstition?
The person who dropped it will have to work very hard.
The crops will be abundant.
A male child will be born in the house.
A female guest will come.
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