What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 18, 2020 04:29 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 18, 2020 04:29 PM

When you enter a building, a church or an apartment take your hat off if you’re a man.
Don’t hold your hands in your pants pockets. It’s bad behavior.
Don’t whistle especially when you visit someone. We have a sign that money will be lost then.
Don’t shake the hands and don’t hand anything over (especially money) across the threshold. Again, it’s a bad sign.
When you visit someone bring something with you. Let it be a bottle of wine (but you need to be sure that it’s okay for people that you go to) or a box of chocolate.
When you enter someon’e apartment take your shoes off.
Never make jokes about politic, your common friends, stereotypes about Russia.
When you invite a girl to a cafe or a restaurant for a date don’t expect she pays. Otherwise, you won’t see her again. Only friends can share a bill.
Be polite in public transport. Let women, kids and old people take a sit if you’re a man. If you’re a woman let just kids and old people take a sit.
Never purb and peek your teeth in public places.
It’s for people who are not in Russia. Never ask such questions: “What the weather like IN RUSSIA now?”, “What time is it IN RUSSIA now?” We have a lot of climate zones and time zones. Such questions sound weird. Ask about a cerstain city. The same about a commom question “Are you from Moscow?” It really pisses off. There are other cities in Russia, too. Not just Moscow. And many people from other regions hate Moscow so it’s better to ask “What city are you from?”

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