Unwritten rules of Russia

What are some unwritten rules of Russia? Things that people are supposed to do because of culture, traditions and customs?

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dominic | 0 points - over 4 years ago

Here are some unwritten rules unique to Russian culture and Slavic culture in general that I can think of:

  • Don’t shake hands with gloves on, this is considered rude. Take the gloves off

  • Only give a bouquet with odd number of flowers. Even number if for funerals.

  • Take your shoes off when you are going into a Russian household

  • Don’t smile to strangers

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quinton.gutkowski | 0 points - over 4 years ago

In public transport, younger men are expected to give their seat to the elderly and the women

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deanna | 0 points - over 4 years ago

Yep, especially the even number of flowers is important - just don't do that

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