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.
. 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.
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...