Assalyamu aleikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh Brother from Australia.
I am from Russia, and live in the capital.
I am fond or Art and Culture of different countries and nations, too. Asia attracts my attention very much.
But alhamduliLlah Russia is very special country with very special kind of reflections, habbits, etc.
We are used to saying that East is Spiritual side of Earth and West is Pragmatical one. Same with people who live in this or that side. But the peculiarity of Russia is that it consolidates East and West, North and South and whole history is so big and interesting.
Even Muslim brothers and sisters are different here (however it is all over the world).