It appears to me that the Russians are hard working people. When Gohar was here we were talking about the fact that Sunday is just another day to the Russian people. There is no day off for the hair dressers and store clerks. It is just another work day. AND their work days are long. It's not unusual for an electrician to show up at your home at 10:30 at night, just about the time you are ready to go to bed. If you have an appointment with them and they are running late, they will just show up late.
Some of our young missionaries have had their landlord or landlady show up to collect the rent at 10 at night. I have mentioned before that I have seen workers out on the playground cleaning up or shoveling or raking at 6 am in the morning.