Foreigners about Russian: which in any case can not be done in Russia
• of Russian foreigners which in any case can not be done in Russia
Despite the fact that in the XXI century, Americans and Europeans, going to work in Russia, still just in case, say goodbye to loved ones: you never know what can happen in this wild country with strange customs. Different opinions about obscure Russian rules of etiquette that must be observed by all who fall in Russia, widely replicated by the Western press. Our office is dedicated to the most absurd advice that quite seriously give foreign editions.
A businessman is unacceptable to dine outside. Whatever it may be the wonderful weather, the need to go to the cafe, and what it will be more expensive, the better.
Any whistle - surprised, disappointed - is unacceptable. Business Partner will consider you reckless as to whistle - a very bad omen.
It is unacceptable to be in a room at the top of the clothes, even if it is very cold. It was despicable at present. Previously, poor people went to the house fully dressed as a house was not heated, and is constantly flushing could afford only the rich. The echoes of this tradition preserved even today: a man who entered the room in a coat from the best designers of the world, it is still deemed affluent.
It is not necessary to shake someone's hand through the doorway when greeting or parting. It's bad luck, and the Russians are very superstitious and do not want to conduct business with you after that.
To sit legs spread wide and resting his ankle on the knee is considered insolence.
Keep your hands in your pockets - bad form. Russian appreciate ostensible openness and love to see the hands of the interlocutor.
Ask where is the toilet, especially the opposite sex, a sign of extreme bad manners. Try to find yourself.