Management interculturelle russe

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Cultural aspect

1. Various information
Russia is a highly varied country.
Several religions are present is Russia:
* Russian Orthodoxy = orthodox (60%)
* Muslims (10%)
*Protestant christiants (10%)
* The other are Jews, Buddhism and Catholics

Russian language :
Of Russia's estimated 150 populations, it is thought that over 80% speak the official languageof Russian as their first and only language. Most speakers of a minority language are also bilingual speakers of Russian. There are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia, the most popular ofwhich is Tartar, spoken by more than 3% of the country's population. Other minority languages include Ukrainian, Chuvash, Bashir, Mordvin and Chechen.

The Russian currency is the rouble:
* 100 R= 2,32€
* 1€ = 43 Rouble
Russian society and Culture:
.The Russian family is dependent upon all its members.
. Most families live in small apartments, often with 2 or 3 generations sharinglittle space.
. Most families are small, often with only one child because most women must also work outside of the house in addition to bearing sole responsibility for household and childrearingchores.

Communal Mentality:
. For generations until the 1930's, Russian life centred on the agricultural village commune, where the land was held in common and decision-making was the province of anassembly of the heads of households.
. This affinity for the group and the collective spirit remains today. It is seen in everyday life, for example most Russians will join a table of strangers ratherthan eat alone in a restaurant.
. Everybody's business is also everyone else's, so strangers will stop and tell someone that they are breaking the rules.
Meeting etiquette:
The typicalgreeting is a firm, almost bone-crushing handshake while maintaining direct eye contact and giving the appropriate greeting for  the time of day.
. When men shake hands with women, the handshake is less...