explained you the things well but...
You already know the answers - Russians are horrible, rough etc.
is very correct. There are cultural differences. At teaching as well. There are some things tough for western people - often imperative mood in language (normal and polite here), emphasis on practcal examples with less explaining, often sarcasm (absence of feeling of sarcasm or abstract jokes is the often reason for sneers over westerners here
)... Yes, some are not good, effective or polite (btw is it polite to mix with rubbish whole nation discussing just the movie?
Yes, it is partly true, that soviet (and even before) education system was not perfect and was based on discipline standards as the key issue. It is an often question of unpolite, arrogant manner of the teachers - they like upper beings... It is a problem, right. But it is deeper problem when you might think, because sometime 18-20 years old people come to continue their study after middle school - they already personalities with formed stereotypes. They accept knowledges better in usual way for them. Trust me as a few years of experience lecturer at the University - it is a hard job to provide western standards working with such people and it is quite a lot of them still. I always tried but it is long story to change it.
But it is not something like in another planet. Many things looks strange for you, but they are OK
for us. Guys, all we have things or national specific which needs to be improved probably. Don't you think so? Would you like to open discussion and poll on best and worst nation?
Now, returning to the movie. I looked it carefuly. NOTHING offencive or bad, I'd say. Nothen regarded the problem you and I told above.
1. Captain speak loudy. That is quite a big room for cockpit, some people whom captain might want to be listened on his back. Tu-154 is not very quite plane.
2. Captain use an imperative mood (see above).
3. Captain do not use any words I'd define as bad (I was at the Soviet Army, mates
4. Captain shows how the system works at practical example. Shocking? Yes. Dangerous? No. Tell me, was it good thing to remeber it? Discussion says - yes
Might be it better way to show how controls works than few hours of talks and lections?
It all seems like a normal practice.
F. - horrible Russian.