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1. Just a Second...

Russians have a sense of time that can often leave foreigners puzzling. So we decided to look at some colloquial expressions about time.

Tags: etiquette, time
2. No, Nicely

If it’s hard to gracefully say “no” in English, how much harder is it in Russian, where dissembling requires linguistic gifts that you might not have yet developed?

Tags: etiquette, russian
3. How Can I Thank You Enough?

To thank (blagodarit) is one of the Russian language's most beautiful words. We go in for a deep dive.

Tags: language, etiquette
4. Russian Names

In this issue, Uchites looks at the Russian custom of affixing people with three different names.

Tags: etiquette, names, language
5. 6 Things Russian Babushkas Disapprove Of

What comes to mind when you think of a Russian national icon? Vodka, matryoshkas, bears? Fyodor Dostoyevsky? Alla Pugacheva? Cheburashka? Surprisingly few people, including Russians themselves, mention babushkas, the omnipresent grandmothers in head scarves.  Yet their influence is huge. Red Square huge. Katyusha rocket huge. So it pays to know how to please them...

Tags: babushkas, culture, étiquette
By Yelena McManaman
6. Russian Email Habits

Why is it that Russians don't answer email? We explore this conundrum, and whether it has some roots in Russian business or personal culture.

Tags: communication, etiquette
By Maria Kolesnikova

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