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Russia

Russia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Moscow

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:29

  • Population

    Population

    146.7 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +7

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₽ RUB (ruble)

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Russia

Russia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Moscow

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:29

  • Population

    Population

    146.7 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +7

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₽ RUB (ruble)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 810

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.81 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    460mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    17 100 000 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    11%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    50%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    13%

  • Railways

    Railways

    85262km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    77.46 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Russian - 79 %
    Tatar - 3 %
    Ukrainian - 2 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Russian Orthodox - 20 %
    other Christian - 2 %
    other Christian - 2 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Russian
    many minor languages

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    1 490 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    11 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    14.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    59%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.2%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    80 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    coal, oil, gas, chemicals, metals, aircraft and space vehicles, defense industries including radar, missile production

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, vegetables, fruits, beef, milk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, natural gas, coal, many strategic minerals, rare earth elements, timber

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -83%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, natural gas, coal, many strategic minerals, rare earth elements, timber

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    3%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 705 346kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    35 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    173

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What not to do when visiting Russia

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Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the typical greeting is a firm, almost bone-crushing handshake while maintaining direct eye contact (men). Friends may kiss on the cheek three times or pat each other on the back and hug.

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2/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't export art objects.

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Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't give an even number of flowers to a Russian - traditionally, even bunches are taken to the graveside.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Russia, in addition to being the largest country in the world, is also home to the largest subnational administrative division, Sakha Republic.

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Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't shake hands with your gloves on unless you want to insult person you're meeting.

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5/29
Marker Russia
Street & Behavioral

Don't whistle indoors in Russia - superstition says those who whistle indoors are destined for bankruptcy. Better do that outside.

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Marker Russia
Street & Behavioral

Don't look strange when having vodka - drink vodka neat, without ice or mixers.

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7/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't let a lady to carry all her bags, men are expected to be gallant - offering hand to woman getting off a bus, opening car doors, assisting in heavy lifting…

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8/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised or offended when Russians lose their temper, walk out of the business meeting, or threaten to terminate the relationship - it’s an attempt to coerce you to change your position.

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9/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't ever make jokes about someone else's family member - it's disrespectful.

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10/29
Marker Russia
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Don't give a gift of an empty wallet or purse - it's a bad luck. Make sure to put a little special inside.

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11/29
Marker Russia
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Don't always smile without a reason - locals reserve smiling for friends or fun. To smile with no reason is a sign of a fool.

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12/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't leave empty bottles on table - it can be considered as bad luck.

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13/29
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Business & Communication

Don't disrespect elderly unless you want to invoke wrath of several much younger and stronger people.

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14/29
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Business & Communication

Don't sit on the corner of a table - it will bring you bad luck and you run the risk of staying forever alone.

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Business & Communication

Don't go empty-handed when visiting someone's house, bring a small gift - a bottle of wine, flowers, dessert or small toy for children.

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16/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget Russia recognises four ”historic” religions Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism. Avoid making any religious ”missionary activity” without proper authorisation.

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17/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget Russian law bans providing “the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.

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18/29
Marker Russia
Social Events

Don’t give a baby gift until after the baby is born - it’s bad luck to do sooner.

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19/29
Marker Russia
Business & Communication

Don't refuse a shot of drink when visiting someone's home.

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20/29
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Street & Behavioral

Don't enter someone's home without removing your shoes.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to negotiate taxi fare (with tip) before you ride.

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Business & Communication

Don't break the eye contact when proposing a toast. Some say if you look away, you're doomed to many years of bad sex.

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23/29
Marker Eastern Europe
Business & Communication

Don't forget, saying "Thank you" to a service persons means 'Keep the change'.

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24/29
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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26/29
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Business & Communication

Don't enter the Moscow centre with a dirty car.

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Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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