The Russian media are fascinated by how Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is settling in at Everton.
The £10million summer signing from Lokomotiv Moscow has been asked about cultural habits in England.
He set straight a Russian journalist who wondered if it really is true that, in England, it is compulsory to drink tea at 5pm.
"So far I haven't drunk tea," he said. Asked if the English were prim and proper, he replied: "It depends what you mean.
"People are the same everywhere. Naturally they have their own traditions and habits.
"For example, on Friday and Saturday nights, Liverpudlians sit in pubs and walk through the city. In fact, Muscovites do the same thing. The only difference is that they finish at two in the morning (in Liverpool), while in our capital you can find fun till 5am!"