In Reply to: Re: That's the spirit! posted by MG on November 27, 2002 at 00:36:18:
I think as a people, the suffering for their faith that they've been through over the literal centuries has actually added to their character. It seems that they got mixed up with the Russian mafia when they became a republic of Russia and that generation was less schooled in the old orthodox church, so they were less religious. In this case it meant, they lost a lot of their moral upbringing from the previous generation - my parents' generation. We notice that in the ones coming over now. But generally, as a people, they are hard working and do not give up, emotional, but very caring too. Their story really needs to be told. I'm glad the movie was a hit in France, maybe the U.S. will follow suit. It bugs me that it got less than stellar reviews because it was "confusing" - that's like saying the American public can only digest "Kindergarten Cop" - don't give them anything else to chew on. Might as well forget Shakespeare. Well, maybe that IS true!!!!!