I haven't read through all of the responses but I am really enjoying reading what everybody has to say! Brings fond memories of my Russian inlaws who would come to visit in the past for months at a time. I got along better with dh's mom more than his father, we would chat for hours in Russian. She wasn't as overbearing or outspoken as dh's father. But so much of what others have written is true. And I will put my vote in and say YES they do overdress children. They bundled up my daughter in the middle of April in Florida as though it was 20 degrees F outside when in fact it was only in the 60s and 70s. Winter hat included.