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United States

By Mason Hamrick 

Cultural Diversity

Russia

Ethnic  groups

Religions

Language

Government

location

USA

Protestant

North America 

English and then Spanish

 

Constitution

81% white and 13%Black

 

Basic information 

Russian orthodox and Muslim

80% Russian

Russian

Federation 

Russia

Asia

Woman

Man

Handshake and look eye to eye

Light handshake

USA

Greetings

Handshake and kiss on cheek

Strong handshake

Russia

Russia

USA

Informal, avoid politics, relaxed mood

Dont talk as much at first, takes time to get to know each other

Communication Style

Russia

USA

2-3 feet of space no touching

Arms lenght usually no touching

Personal space

USA

Russia

Eye contact, staring is rude

Direct eye contact

Eye contact

USA

Russia

Supposed to be on time

Usually run late

Views of time

Russia

USA

Whistling is bad. flicking throat= drink

Thumbs up and wave

Gestures

Russia

USA

Women might earn lower. Both men and women working

Men are seen as better than women

 Gender Roles

Russia

USA

Race is sensitive subject 

Thumbs up is bad. Race is sensitive 

Taboos

USA

Russia

Drinking age 21. Smoking is 18

Age laws rarely enforced. Bad fines for drugs

Law and order

USA

Russia

Depends on region. men- Suit and tie is nice

Value is how you dress. Men wear suits

Dress

Russia

USA

Mr. Miss. Mrs. Fine for recieving and giving cards

Titles are extremely important. Cards are fine.

Titles and Buisness cards

Russia

USA

On time. Agendas are followed. Tend not to last that long.

On time. Interruptions are expected. New protocol might be signed.

Meetings

Russia

USA

Hard selling tactics. Usually made by themselves but group is good

Avoid hard selling tactics. Contracts should be to the point

Negotiations

Russia

USA

Gifts are nice and opened when given. Chocolate or flowers

Gifts are common. Good flowers and chocolate.

Gift Giving

USA

Russia

Dress is casual. Not allowed to plagiarize. Lectures are common. Grading is A-F

Mostly casual but some formal dressing. Grades are 2 to 5. 2 is failing and 5 is excellent.

Class rules

Russia

USA

Night clubs and bars.Smoking is acceptable. Men as women out. Men not too aggressive.

Social at parties and bars.Drinking. “Clubs” look speaker in the eyes.

Socializing