A stereotype that Russian people are cold and even rude is rather famous, but it is a superficial judgement as everyone who knows Russian spirit will say the contrary. Russian people are very hospitable and cheerful. They will take time to know you but once you are in their heart, you will become their best friend.
A photo exhibition “Hundreds years: Russian portrait” of a dutch photographer is dedicated to Russian people. Wonderful pictures show people and their emotions in their daily life.