My parents are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary today, and my mother told me that at the wedding, many of the guests came up to them to say the marriage wasn’t likely to survive and they’d be divorced in a couple of years. The kindness and good manners of Soviet people are unparalleled.
The reason for the guests’ scepticism regarding the marriage was that my parents were of different ethnicities and social classes.
By the way, my mother’s five sisters all married within their ethnicity and social class. All got divorced.