Just as he is sinking a small boat from the Vladivostok coastguard arrives. Four men greet him and help him onboard.
The first gives him a towel. The sailor dries himself and tries to thank the man, but neither speak each others language very well. The second gives him a warm military jacket...
Russia is huge
It is hard to grasp the size of land that Russia has, but looking at time zones makes it more comprehensible: Vladivostok lives in UTC+10h, St. Petersburg in UTC+3h, and the Kremlin all the way in UTC-50y.
The language of Heaven
(Mind you, I got this joke from a Russian)
A policeman is walking around on patrol when he spots an older gentleman sitting on a bench outside Vladivostok train station. The man on the bench seems to be muttering intensely to himself. Curious, the policeman walks up to him and asks: