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    Actually my husband is an officer (but he doesn't bring soldiers to our house to clean the carpets every day ). And why are you so worried about looking "rediculious" in slippers? Sounds like you have quite an insecure personality!
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    Although I provided you with links and said nearly nothing about myself, I don't know why everyone here is caught in a loop of my personality, which probably might show up certain narrowness in your communication (or might not, all right), but if you think such disharmony in a person's dress is fine, I have nothing to discuss at all. Just glance over other forums - in which foreigners discuss Russian habits with each other, without Russians, not like here enchained by politeness - the way people feel in situation like that. Anyhow, all that I wanted to say I said, this custom contradicts the rules of politeness, regardless if you agree with it or not.
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    Politeness is a two-way street. Personally, I think a host asking a guest to wear slippers is a lot less impolite than a guest expecting their host to allow him to walk whatever crap he has on the soles of his shoes all the way through the host's house just because the slippers might mess up the aesthetic of the guest's ensemble, but each to their own I guess.

    I'll make sure and wear shoes if I am ever in your house though. Not for any considerations of politeness, but to make sure I don't soil my lovely socks on your filthy, thread-bare carpets.

    Incidentally, I am neither Russian, nor a Russophile, nor "enchained by politeness" by my presence on a Russian language forum (as I am sure any of the many Russians I have offended with my opinions on here will confirm), I simply think you are wrong.

    As I said though; each to their own.

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    Are you a Russophobe scotcher ?

    I'd prolly just join the statement: politeness in general is something that makes people within a group feel comfortable with each other. I'd most likely just ignore any of the important shoe issues and try to adapt (if everything else is not completely outta whack, an example being the undoubtly hygeinic habit of wearing gloves everywhere).
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    Russo-sceptic

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    Hahaha
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