And they live a hard life, giving no heed to bodily comforts..." Menander Protector mentions a Daurentius (577–579) that slew an Avar envoy of Khagan Bayan I.The Avars asked the Slavs to accept the suzerainty of the Avars; he however declined and is reported as saying: "Others do not conquer our land, we conquer theirs – so it shall always be for us".

In Moscow on the other hand, if you try such a maneuver then your date will likely think you’re a cheapskate. Feminism is something Russian women tend to leave at home when they go to a grocery store.

If she is a well-mannered person, she would probably get her purse and do a fake “reach” for her wallet, making it seem like she is ready to pay her share. If there are two bags in front of you two, and one is heavier, you should take both of them.

Now this is one of those stories for ex-pats that come to live in Slavic lands, many of them have grown up in other colonial countries like USA, Canada, Australia and then they suddenly inherit something from their relatives in Slavic country.

Many do test themselves and decide to go live there, but that is where the trouble comes as they start to live in a culture where some things go different.

And speaking of entering and exiting: while proper etiquette dictates that the woman is the one who is supposed to go first, there is one exception – the elevator. This is probably so that in the unlikely case that there is no elevator, the female will remain safe. Russian women are allowed to be late for any meeting or event – it’s practically a law.

If your date is 10-15 minutes late, take it easy – she is more or less right on time according to local standards. They can be understandable –she was stuck in traffic or had to work late; not-so-understandable – she simply could not decide if a certain pair of shoes went with a particular dress; or just plain ridiculous – she arrived on time, but spent 20 minutes hanging out just around the corner so that she wouldn’t seem too clingy.Procopius wrote in 545 that "the Sclaveni and the Antae actually had a single name in the remote past; for they were both called Sporoi in olden times." He described them as barbarians, who lived under democracy, and that they believe in one god, "the maker of lightning" (Perun), to whom they made sacrifice.They lived in scattered housing, and constantly changed settlement.According to eastern homeland theory, prior to becoming known to the Roman world, Slavic-speaking tribes were part of the many multi-ethnic confederacies of Eurasia – such as the Sarmatian, Hun and Gothic empires.The Slavs emerged from obscurity when the westward movement of Germans in the 5th and 6th centuries CE (thought to be in conjunction with the movement of peoples from Siberia and Eastern Europe: Huns, and later Avars and Bulgars) started the great migration of the Slavs, who settled the lands abandoned by Germanic tribes fleeing the Huns and their allies: westward into the country between the Oder and the Elbe-Saale line; southward into Bohemia, Moravia, much of present-day Austria, the Pannonian plain and the Balkans; and northward along the upper Dnieper river.Slavs speak Slavic languages of the Balto-Slavic language group.