China shares many similarities of the former USSR, or to some extent, China was a copy of the Soviet Union,so the older generation can speak and read Russian, as you may have known, since the founding of new China in 1949, China has dropped English and designated Russian as the major foreign language until 1978 when China began to open the door to the world.
Now we can see many Russian girls working in China. The other day I met two of them in a local supermarket, first I held them to be English-speaking westerners and said hello to them, but it turned out they were from Russia as I could judge from their conversation. I tried to strike some small talk with them in my clumsy Russian, but what I knew was only "yaliubuliujebia","yanezinayu","yakidayiska" or "daswedania",(I hope you could understand, so I do not write down the English version), which might have caused embarrasement had I said them. But the two girls were gorgeous, really,heheh!
We also have other Russian visitors to my city. Vitas, the good-looking guy with golden voice, sang in a local gala, which was amazing! So was the Red Army chorus singing the old songs or red songs,which reminded us of the communism and the revolution.
I myself stayed in California for a while and saw many US films or dramas,so I know a little of American culture.