My Favorite Russian Joke
The only cow in a small Russian village stopped giving milk, so the villagers went to Minsk and bought a new one.
This cow produced lots of milk. The people were so happy they decided to buy a bull to mate with the cow so that they could breed even more cows like it. The cow, however, wanted nothing to do with the bull. Ignoring him, she coolly moved away every time he approached.
Stymied, the villagers went to the oldest man in their village and asked him what they should do.
After some thought, he spoke.
"Did you buy this cow from Minsk?"
The villagers were amazed at his wisdom.
"How did you know?" they asked.
"Because," the old man said, shaking his head sadly, "my wife is from Minsk."