We all know that we don’t pat the back of a colleague in Korea to thank them for a “job well done”. Or eat with your left hand in India, or sip vodka in Russia. In many countries, these actions are harmless. But in others, they can give a wrong impression or cause offense.

In fact, whatever culture you’re from, it’s likely that you routinely do something that could cause offense somewhere else in the world. So here is:

A primer on how to avoid mistakes in

Since Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian cultures are very close and thus share much in common, many of the same principles of behaviour that can be applied to Russians and Ukrainians, are also applicable to the Belarus populace.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Belarus, and key facts on culture and customs. Another important part of the culture is the local food and the local drinks. Make sure you read our posts on Belarus food and drinks:

Local food you should try in Belarus and No miss drinks in Belarus.

Other tips that you’d like to share on mistakes to avoid in Belarus? Please comment below.