South culture always has something special about it, and Russia’s is no exception. From the Adyghe Circassians, Ukrainians, Jews, to the Greeks, Turks, Moldovans, Armenians, Georgians, and Koreans, this land has heard many languages and remembers many customs of many peoples that have moved or always lived here. A wide and rich set of traditions aside, the Russian south is the breadbasket and the spa of the country. The former expression or “zhitnitsa” in Russian was akin to a cultural meme in Soviet times, while the latter is due to a chain of health resorts springing up across the southern landscapes and beaches during the same era. In fact, for a typical Russian, the very words “south” and “resort” mean nearly the same thing.