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Presented by : HASSAN TAHIR

Flag Description:
there is no official meaning assigned to the colors of the Russian flag

three equal horizontal bands of

white (top), blue, and red

Map of Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world. It is situated in the Eastern part of Europe and Northern part of Asia. Russia is 17,075,200 square km in area. land: 16,995,800 sq km water: 79,400 sq km Russia touches many inland bodies of water such as Black Sea, Caspian Sea, and Lake Baikal.

Global position and boundaries

Boundaries with 14 countries:
Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the People's Republic of China and North Korea.


In Russia the top three, dominant religions are: Russian Orthodox - 70.2% Muslim- 4-6% Roman Catholics - 1%

Unique Facts
The capital of Russia is Moscow. The total literacy rate in Russia is 99.4%. Russia is 1.8 times the size of the united states. Covers 11 time zones It is located north of the equator. The money used is the ruble.



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The official language of Russia is Russian. About 81% of people speak Russian. There are over 100 minority languages spoken in Russia today. The most common, Tartar, is spoken by only about 3% of the country's population.

In 2009 Russia was the
World's largest exporter of natural gas, Second largest exporter of oil, Third largest exporter of steel and primary aluminum
3 agricultural products grown in Russia are
Grain Sugar Beets.

3 manufactured products made in Russia are

Mining Producing coal oil Shipbuilding.

GDP per capita: $15,900 (2010 est.) Unemployment rate: 7.6% (2010 est.) Budget: Employment from different sectors (% of total):
Agriculture 10% Industry 31% Services 59% revenues: $262 billion expenditures: $341.1 billion (2010 est.)

Unemployment is 8%

Imports - commodities
Plastic Iron, steel Machinery and vehicles, Pharmaceutical products, Meat, fruits and nuts Optical and medical instruments

Import Partners (2009)

Germany 14.39%, China 13.98%, Ukraine 5.48%, Italy 4.84%, USA 4.46%

Exports - commodities
Metals, Natural gas, Chemicals, Wood and wood products, Petroleum and petroleum products

Export - partners (2009)

Netherlands Italy Germany China Turkey Ukraine

Business Culture
Relationships & Communication Business Meeting Etiquette Business Negotiating Dress Etiquette Business Cards

Relationships & Communication

Russian is the official language. Speaking or laughing loudly in public is considered rude. English is also common in Russians. Russians are highly literate, and have almost a 100% literacy rate. An indication that you have successfully developed a personal relationship is being asked for a favor by that person.

Appointments are necessary and Business Meeting should be made as far in Etiquette advance as possible. You should arrive punctually for meetings. Russians expect long and detailed presentations that include a history of the subject and a review of existing standard. You must have all printed material available in both English and Russian.

Persistence and patience are essential. Once your appointment is scheduled, do everything you can to avoid cancellation. Don't schedule your trip to Russia near the end of July or during the month of Augustthis is the time of year many people take their vacations. Business day is usually 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and some Saturday mornings.


Meetings and negotiations are slow. Russians do not like being rushed. It is a good idea to include technical experts on your negotiating team. Hierarchy is important to Russians. They respect age, rank and position. Russian executives prefer to meet with people of similar rank and position. Russians view compromise as weakness. They will continue negotiating until you offer concessions

Business Negotiating

Business dress is formal and

conservative. Men should wear business suits. Women should wear serious colored business suits with skirts that cover the knees. Shoes should be highly polished. Men often do not take off their jackets in negotiations. Do not stand with your hands in your pockets. This is considered rude.

Dress Etiquette

Business Cards
Print business cards with English text on one side and Russian text on the other side Exchange business cards after initial introductions and hand over your business card. Russian text side up so it is easy for the recipient to read. Include advanced university degrees on your business card.

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