Smile! Smile?

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Smile! Smile?
You have notice perhaps how differently people from different cultures smile. How they do it and when.
I found one nice blog-entry tthat explains, slightly, the differences between American and Russian smiling-culture. And that reminded me how confused I was when first Western-people came to Estonia. How strange it was to communicate with them. And how confused they were...
And I remember how confused I was in States - I still believed that people who smile me mean it personally and 'I appreciate this' means really what it means.
Estonia has been very interestingly somewhere in between - between Russia and West. And it sill is. Yes, this blog-entry explains quite a some about smiling culture in ex-USSR:
http://blog.properrussian.com/2011/05/why-russians-are-not-smiling.html
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