A Briton, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden. "Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British.""Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French.""No way! They have no clothes and no shelter," the Russian points out, "They have only an apple to eat, and they are being told they live in a paradise. Obviously, they are Russian."
A young member of the German communist party went to his senior comrade with a strange request: he wanted permission from the Party to emigrate to West Germany. "For what reasons could you possibly want to leave the Socialist paradise, young comrade?" the boss inquried. "Well, sir, I have a main reason, and a kind of side reason," the underling replied. "The side reason is this: I know our Party has established a paradise here in the Democratic Republic, but the reason I want to leave is that I am very afraid that it will not last.""Don't worry, son! It will last for ever.""Well, good, sir: but that brings me to my main reason...."
QUESTION: What did the Russian people light their houses with before they started using candles?