Monday, 26 April 2010


RUSS is what we call young people who are celebrating finishing their 13 years of schooling, culminating in their big day on May 17 th. our Constitution Day. But even now they have started to celebrate. At the petrol station tonight I saw several of the famous red cars.
"Russ" mostly belong to either "Red Russ" or "Blue Russ", depending on the type of education and school that they are from. There is a lot of competition between the red and blue Russ.
This is happening across the whole of Norway.

Have FUN and drive carefully!:-)

11 comments:

DillonT_Bra147 said...

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Luis Gomez said...

I like this. Cool!

T. Becque said...

Neat information. What is the difference between the education of a Red Russ and a Blue Russ?

VP said...

Funny image, I am going to ask the same question of T. Becque: what's the difference?

Mo said...

Are the reds more working class than the blues?

B SQUARED said...

We have nothing like that here.

arabesque said...

very cool image, looks like he's enjoying the time of his life. ^0^

Marie-Noyale said...

That's a long celebration until May 17th!!!!

Jacob said...

Ah...the good old days. I'm having a hard time remembering, though. Looks like they're going to have a lot of fun for some time.

I'd be interested in knowing the different between the reds and blues, too.

Gunn said...

To be a russ, used to be mainly for those who wanted to continue in more theoretical studies. Today we have a law saying that everyone has the right to continue schooling after the first 10 years. The "Blue Russ" had more to do with trade/economy, business etc. After 3 years it was time to celebrate, and try to do as many crazy and sometimes silly things, as possible. It used to mainly for families who could afford for their teenagers to continue studying, some families must have struggled. Today there are reasonably good financial deals, so nobody has to say no...Some schools are more popular than others. I will find out more about the RUSS 2010.

Steffe said...

Cool shot. Very similar to how it looks on the other side of the border.