Traditionally, officers in Russia look very serious and even gloomy and often get down straight to business, without small talk.
Foreigners have pointed out many times that Russians rarely smile. The explanation is quite simple: smiling is not a sign of politeness in Russia, but a sign of personal attraction. It is quite likely that Russians only smile if they are genuinely amused or really like you.
KEY WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
Я бы хотела продать свою квартиру I would like to sell my apartment unit
Квартира an apartment in a high rise
Общая площадь total area
Совмещенный туалет bathroom unit
Раздельный туалет separate bathroom and toilet
Паркетный пол inlaid floor
Пять минут ходьбы от метро five minute walk from subway