With the World Cup in full effect, Russia is brushing up on its social skills.
Russian organizations, including the Moscow Metro, Russian Railways, and Fifa have hostedseminars for their employees on how to smile more. Paging Tyra Banks!
Thirty-two countries are participating in the World Cup bringing their large fanbases to land of Putin. Elnara Mustafina, a psychologist conducting the seminar for Russian Railways conductors, told Newsweek:
“Russian people usually don’t smile. That is why when other people come to Russia they say that Russian people are not friendly.”