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.

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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 Russia

Russians are well-mannered people. They are usually reserved with strangers, but once gained acquaintance, especially while drinking, they become very frank and sincere.

With this, you had the primer on key facts about Russia, 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 Russia food and drinks:

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

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