After all, to get along in a culture, you have to know what's considered right and wrong. So I slogged through гордыня (pride), алчность (greed), похоть (lust), гнев (anger), зависть (envy), обжорство (gluttony) and уныние (despondency, sloth), discovering all the interesting words and ways to be a Bad Person in the view of Russian culture.Russian culture also has strong ideas about being a Good Person. It's much harder, but there are more options. Russian has a long list of добродетели (virtues), a lovely word that was originally a calque from the Greek and meant "good deeds." The virtues can be grouped variously, sometimes in categories borrowed from Western religious and philosophical traditions, like the богословские добродетели (theological virtues) of вера (faith), надежда (hope) and любовь (love). There are also моральные (moral) or кардинальные добродетели (cardinal virtues) of мудрость (wisdom), справедливость (justice), мужество (courage) and умеренность (temperance).