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Culture Shock! Russia : a survival guide to customs and etiquette

Author: Anna Pavlovskaya
Publisher: Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Corp., 2007.
Series: Culture shock!
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CultureShock! Russia is the all-essential guide to help you understand and integrate into the largest country in the world. Discover how Russia's political and cultural histories and other influences have shaped the country and its people. Learn about the values, attitudes and lifestyle of the Russians and how you can avoid cultural and social pitfalls and adjust to the Russian way of life. This insightful book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Pavlovskaya
ISBN: 9780761454144 0761454144
OCLC Number: 154699013
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: First impressions --
Overview of land and history --
The national character --
Traditions of social intercourse --
Settling in --
The Russian feast --
Culture and travel --
Learning the language --
Fast facts on Russia.
Series Title: Culture shock!
Other Titles: Russia
Responsibility: Anna Pavlovskaya.

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CultureShock! Russia is the all-essential guide to help you understand and integrate into the largest country in the world. Discover how Russia's political and cultural histories and other influences have shaped the country and its people. Learn about the values, attitudes and lifestyle of the Russians and how you can avoid cultural and social pitfalls and adjust to the Russian way of life. This insightful book provides useful advice on practical matters such as how to set up home, what to expect from the work environment, how Russians view punctuality, where to shop and even tips on learning the language. The book also highlights the best in Russian cuisine and the rich variety of leisure activities. - Back cover.

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