One of my friends that I met 5 years ago in Australia during my first visit recently came to visit me. I obviously missed him and was happy to meet him again after all the years apart again in my beloved country. What got me astonished was his box of stereotypes he was carrying with him around. Maybe it was because of time apart; maybe because we grew up; maybe it was something else. But as a matter of fact he was showing more and more stereotypes not about me personally, but about my country and Russian people.