Russian business isn't always clean and fair. Why is the businessman in our dialog going crazy? Because his former partner is refusing to pay him back, and is afraid neither of the tax agency, nor even of a legal suit. These businessmen of today! Life was much simpler back in the 90s when a scammer like this one would be simply eliminated.
In this lesson, we'll learn more about the inglorious 1990s in Russia and discuss a grammatical construction that helps to express wishes and demands.
Picture: A still shot from Alexey Balabanov's Жму´рки - Dead Man's Bluff (2005)