Managing Cultural Diversity Russia Essay

812 words - 4 pages

•  Geographically

- Biggest country in the world: 17 millions km² - Population: 9th country in the world 143 millions inhabitants - 75% in Asia, 25% in Europe 9th world power, member of the BRICS

•  Generalities Language: Russian Money: rouble Political system: federal Republic President/government’s president: Vladimir Poutine/Dimitri Medvedev Capital: Moscow Known for: communism, Cold War, USSR (ended in 1991) Principal religion : orthodox religion

•  Culture - Russian culture had a late development because of the totalitarianism/authoritarianism of its political systems - Known for literature: Dostoïevski, Tolstoï - Theater: Tchekhov - Music: Tchaïkovski, Stravinski - Paint: ...view middle of the document...

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 to
 factors
 involve
 in
 social
  dis8nc8ons-­‐-­‐address,
 8tles,
 sequence
 of
  presen8ng
 people
 
  Names
  Arrive
 on
 8me,
 or
 no
 more
 than
 15
 minutes
  late.
  Dress
 well
  Don’t
 refuse
 offers
  Stay
 in
 public
 spaces
 and
 try
 to
 offer
 help
  Sending
 a
 thank
 you
 giX
 
 

France
  Dining
  Formal
 table
 manners,
 detailed,
  con8nental
 manners,
 sea8ng
  plan,
 ”bon
 appé8t”
  Finish
 your
 food
  Toas8ng
 rules
  Public
 gum-­‐chewing
  Flaun8ng
 wealth
  Snapping
  Losing
 your
 temper
 in
 public
  Poin8ng
 with
 a
 finger
  Speaking
 with
 your
 hands
 in
 your
 pockets
  Speaking
 in
 a
 loud
 voice
 

Russia
  Con8nental
 manners,
 honored
 guests
 are
 mostly
  respected,
 also
 rules
 concerning
 sequence
  Leave
 a
 bit
 of
 food
  Integral
 toas8ng,
 accept
 any
 offer
 of
 alcohol
 you
 can
 

Donts
 

Laughing
 or
 speaking
 loudly
 in
 public
  Wearing
 a
 coat
 into
 a
 building
 
  Si]ng
 with
 legs
 apart
 or
 with
 your
 ankle
 res8ng
 on
  your
 knee
  Whistling
 indoors
  Speaking
 with
 your
 hands
 in
 your
 pockets
  Showing
 the
 soles
 of
 your
 feet
 or
 the
 bo.oms
 of
 your
  shoes
  Crossing
 your
 arms
 behind
 your
 head
  Displaying
 affec8on
 in
 public
  Si]ng
 on
 a
 public
 building’s
 steps
  Chewing
 gum
 in
 public
  Making
 the
 “O.K.”
 sign
 (thumb
 and
 forefinger
 joined
 in
  a
 circle)
  Making
 the
 “V”
 for
 victory
 gesture
  Shaking
 your
 fist
  Ea8ng
 while
 you
 walk
 

•  Flexibility about the horary • Hard worker able to work under pressure • Eat quickly in their office • If you invite a Russian -> occidental restaurant • If a Russian invites you -> typical restaurant often expensive • If you’re going in a Russian’s house -> show that he respects you ->bring chocolate and...

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