About the Russian culture
The relations of Russia and America in many respects difficult because of asymmetry of mutual understanding of cultures.
Russia quite well knows America. All of us watch the American film. We read the American books. Very many watch the American news or talk to foreign forums.
On the other hand — the vast majority of Americans knows about Russia only what is shown by media. Alas, all this is usually very far from the truth.
On this background attempts of Americans more detailed very interestingly look to get acquainted with the real Russia. But not how she is drawn in the western media.
Today this video where the American professor shares impression about viewing of the Russian movie has got to me. However, I looked in translation into Russian as I don't understand English aurally. But has found the original in English. I think, it will be interesting to somebody to look.