Rose: Wait a minute, this is just a remake of Mean Girls but with cartoon Russian dogs!
Teacher: You know why Euler had so many kids? He lived in St. Petersburg... and St. Petersburg is cold. So what do you do when it's cold? You cuddle!
//During review activity for Russia: (Question: Name Russia's top two exports.) Swaney: Vodka and orphans?
//discussing russian corruption Anastasiya: So there's bribing everywhere. Just bribe and you can get anything! If you want a scholarship though, you bribe so much, you may as well pay to attend college directly.
Mr. Swaney: Something like six candidates from other parties in Russia have fallen out of window... or gone down in plane crashes.
//Explaining the distinction between authority and actual power Mr. Swaney: [Russian President] Medvedev could rule Russia with an iron fist; he could dismiss Putin tomorrow if he wanted to. Putin's got the Russian Mafia behind him, Medvedev would fall out of a window the next day. So Medvedev has the authority, Putin has the Mafia.