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Culture Shock! Russia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

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With over three million copies in print, CultureShock! is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides covering countless destinations around the world. The series is especially intended for travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting and who might even consider residing there. into the local environment and is packed with useful details o ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Cavendish Square Publishing
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Andrea
Nov 27, 2007 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: American and British travelers to russia
Great quotes and referenced material to help even an American understand what to do and say while in Russia. I especially enjoyed the contrasts called out between the big city meccas of Moscow and Saint Petersburg to the more rural part of the county that lie only 30 miles away! If you're thinking about a trip to Russia, this will get you etiquette there ; )
Constance
Jul 03, 2016 Constance rated it it was amazing
Anna Pavlovskaya's "Culture Shock" is quite informative.

Reading about the Russia people inspires us to learn the Russian language better.
Learning the Russian language better enables us to observe the Russian people more accurately.
(Yes, I actually missed the Russian language while reading this book. Perhaps there will one day be a Russian language or bilingual version of "Culture Shock!)

The fear of developing preconceived notions prevents reader's from believing all they read. Luckily, Anna P
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Natalie
Sep 14, 2015 Natalie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: English speakers travelling to Russia; students of Russian
I've never been to Russia, so I can't speak for the validity of the statements in this book, but Cultureshock! Russia was by far a fun read for me as a student of the Russian language. This book offered me a more well-rounded look at the culture of Russia; it presents its material in a fun, easy-to-learn way and includes chapters on a variety of topics - just don't quiz me on it! Because the material is densely packed into this book, I learn something new each time I review it.
Joshua
Oct 09, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative and seems to be objective and comprehensive. Having never been to Russia, I cannot really vouch for any of it's accuracy. It did increase my interest in learning more about Russia. I hope someday to put some of the information to use. When that happens I will update my review.
Pamela
May 14, 2016 Pamela rated it liked it
Shelves: library, travel, russia
finished on the plane earlier today.. from 2007, makes for interesting read, if not as up-to-date as it could be.
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