A couple of Muscovites
Way back in the 60s, before Moscow became a modern, throbbing city, when life was hard and pleasures simple, people used to go out for relaxing evening strolls. One cold winter's night, a couple of Muscovites were walking down the street, when the man felt something splash on his nose. "I think it's raining." he said to his wife.
"No, that felt more like snow to me." she replied.
"No, I'm sure it was just rain." he said.
Well, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing, when they saw a communist party official walking towards them. "Let's not fight about it," the said man, "let's ask Comrade Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing."
As the official approached, the man said, "Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?"
"It's raining, of course!" he replied, and walked on.
But the woman insisted: "Well that certainly felt like snow to me!"
The man quietly replied: "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."
Curious: Penguins have wings but cannot fly; raindeer have no wings but can fly.