I was on holiday in Halkadiki this year and the staff looked on askance when I thanked them and used “please” before any request. They were genuinely puzzled. The resort was 95% Russian and they were used to their, and hear I quote, “animal behaviour”. They (the Russians) seemed to believe that barking instructions; acting like an obnoxious prick was the correct way to treat people. Sadly, the resort staff seemed to really fear them and hence, their requests were met.