It's funny. After a while, I stopped noting cultural differences and interesting things because they became normal and everyday occurrences. Despite this I have been slowly collecting some information about Russian beliefs/superstitions (of which there are many). Here are a few:
*It's a bad omen to kiss in a doorway.
*You should never give a watch as a gift because it means that your time with the person is short.
*A couple on a walk and holding hands should not allow another pedestrian to separate their hands.
*A bird dropping a gift on you is good luck.
*You should never give someone an even number of flowers, as even numbers are reserved for funerals and cemeteries. (This means a dozen roses is not flattering)
*If you drop a fork or spoon on the floor in the kitchen, it means someone will soon come to visit.
*You should never return home for something you forgot, it's bad luck. If you do have to return home, you should look in the mirror before leaving.