Welcome/Добро пожаловать! (Dobro požalovat’!) to Russia, the largest country by area in the world with 11 million more females than males, a country with nine different time zones, where you can enjoy the longest train journey in the world on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This diverse place with its complex history and fascinating people is what makes it an intriguing business venture. However, crossing Russia’s cultural border is quite a tricky process. It can be a little like navigating your way through rough seas, therefore it is highly recommended to become acquainted as much as possible with Russian business customs and formalities. Put yourself in their shoes; this will put you in much better standing and you will be more likely to succeed in your business endeavour.
Here are a few cultural pointers to help you overcome the challenges of doing business in Russia: –
It goes to show that being culturally aware could be the key to opening a treasure trove of long-standing business ventures with Russia.
By Madeline Prusmann (Project Manager), July 2016