What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Russia?
We asked people in Russia if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...
"It is important to be aware of cultural differences when visiting Russia. It is important to be respectful of the Russian culture and to avoid making any offensive or inappropriate comments. It is also important to dress modestly and to avoid public displays of affection. It is also important to be aware of the Russian customs and to avoid discussing politics or religion in public. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the Russian etiquette and to avoid being too loud or boisterous in public. Finally, it is important to be aware of the Russian language and to avoid speaking English in public unless it is absolutely necessary," explained one expat living in Russia.
- What should I pack when moving to Russia?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Russia?
- Will I be able to find a job in Russia?
- What is life like in Russia?
- What do expats in Russia appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Russia?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Russia accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Russia like?
- What are healthcare services like in Russia?
- What are medical services in Russia like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Russia?
- What are emergency services like in Russia?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Russia?
- How are local medical facilities in Russia?
- As a foreigner living in Russia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Russia?If you live in Russia, newcomers to Russia would love to hear your answer to this question.