Marshrutka and trust

While thinking about stereotypes of Russians it struck me that the Marshrutka provides a good example of trust in Russia. If you are sitting in the back you normally give the money to the passenger in front of you and s/he passes it on until the money reaches the driver. In other words the trust refers both to the money reaching the driver as well as that any change reaches you. Surprisingly, among the bad things that have happened to me in Russia, I have to this date never been ripped off in the Marshrutka.

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