Russian people make awesome friends because they are full of energy, they love to party and they will always have your back. They come from a different type of culture, that makes them one of a kind and incomparable to your other friends.

Read also: 12 Crazy Russian Superstitions You Should Follow

If you don't have a Russian friend just yet, I highly suggest you go find yourself one. Here are 20 reasons that will make you realize you need a Russian companion by your side:

1. You'll never drink alone.

Yes, it's a given that Russian friends will always keep you drinking company. You'll definitely have a pickle with a shot of vodka at least once.


2. You'll go to parties with unlimited free booze.

There are so many Russian restaurants in Toronto. Crafts of vodka will be available on the table and get ready to dance all night long.


3. You'll bust the sickest dance moves.

Better than Michael Jackson. 


4. Their family won't leave you hungry.

Expect babushka to stuff you with pelmeni,(Russian perogies) blini,(crepes) and plenty of delicious zakuski (appetizers.) She will also become your bff.


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5. You'll receive random gifts.

Your Russian friend will buy you gifts out of no where, for absolutely no reason. You will learn never to show up to a house empty handed ever again.


6. You will have a bumping CD in your car.

Russian pop and house music is the bomb, you cannot lie. 


7.  You can always depend on them.

Your Russian friend will be there for you through thick and thin, during the good times and bad. You're partners in crime for life. They'll cheer you up with their Russian folk dance if you're ever feeling down.


8. You'll learn another language.

A Russian friend will have you speaking Russian in no time. Yes, you will learn how to swear in Russian. Putin would be proud.


9. You'll have good luck.

Once you start following the Russian superstitionsyou'll say goodbye to bad luck.


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10. Your Russian friend will call you out on dirty habits.

You won't embarrass yourself in public ever again because your Russian friend will be blunt and always speak the truth. Manners are very important for Russians.


11. Your wardrobe will always be on point.

You'll never leave the house looking like shit because your Russian friend won't allow this to happen.


12. You'll learn the "sexy smile."

Your Russian friend will teach you how to catch an eye with just a smile.


13. You'll never have a hangover

There are several Russian cures to hangovers. You'll go to the banya,(Russian sauna) drink a lot of tea and pickle juice. Yes, pickle juice.


14. You'll learn how to give a proper toast.

Russians know how to make a proper toast with a drink. You'll always look forward to a cheers!


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15. You will always have a joke to tell.

Russians love anecdotes, you'll pass them all to your other friends. Sometimes it will be hard to translate it with the same meaning though...


16. You'll learn how to make new friends.

Russians don't believe in strangers, they'll teach you how to make friends with everyone!


17. You'll never be cold.

Being friends with a Russian will teach you how to dress warm. Eventually you might get a shuba (fur coat.)


18. You might go to a polar bear plunge.

If you're friend is convincing enough, you will do it.


19. You'll have a collection of matreshkas

After years of being friends, you'll have a ton of these.


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20. You'll always be entertained.

Let's be honest, Russians are the life of the party.


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