or to put it mildly "Bunch of very angry and impolite Babushkas who hate doing their work, whose only reply to 'Zdravstvuyte! ' is 'Shto Hochesh?' ". They only lack cigarettes in their mouths, and vodka on the counter.
(Source: Me, trying to register each time (or pick-up some package for friends) when going to Russia ;-) )
In Swedish, ryska posten, ie. the Russian post, is a parlour game played by children at birthday parties, etc. :-)
I had to look it up since I've actually never played it myself, and only remember reading about it books, etc. It actually sounds a bit iffy for being something apparently typically played by kids aged 6--12: kids stand in a line and then end up, depending on their decisions, shaking hands, hugging, or kissing... https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryska_posten.
I can only speculate that mail may actually be refering to letters and such, while post is the general term for all of it.. like the mail trucks the mail boxes, or the service for mail itself. I admit, it did not occur to me at all until I thought about it for awhile. Someone can correct us on this now :p
Почта России is the name of the Russian postal service. Russian Post is the normal translation, but given that the postal service here in Britain is called Royal Mail, perhaps there's a case to be made for Russian Mail as well.
i'm an american and i just call it the postal service for short. i often just say U.S. mail. it's perfectly alright even though it is quite informal.
It would be Русская почта, no? Mail isn't the same as the Postal Service or the Post.
You're always wrong in The Russian Post Office, and need to come back with a 1MPTF Form ("One More Paper To Fill Form").
This is not only a language but a life-preparation lesson as well
In English a post means a physical object. We would probably, in English, say Russian Post Office, or Russian Postal Service. So basically this is a very specific, proper noun exercise that won't accept a generic term.
Is this the Russian mail service or a Russian post office? Or, is it a piece of mail from Russia?
Couldn't Russian Post Office or Russian Postal Service be accepted? We don't say American Post or such