Russia is a federation of 86 republics, provinces, territories and districts, which are all controlled by the government in the capital city of Moscow. Russia spans across eastern Europe and northern Asia and is the largest country in the world with various geographical features. The country’s vast size means different climatic conditions prevail in different parts of the country.
Russians are often very closed and formal in public, but can be open, warm and informal in private. In communication, Russians tend to be direct and do not avoid confrontation. Business is very punctual, and you should expect all meetings to start on time and continue until all points are covered.
Russia is full of history and culture, with various must-see concerts, operas and performances, including world famous ballet. Russia is also home to several parks that provide opportunities for recreational cycling, skiing and snowboarding. Some special attractions include the colorful and historic St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, the phenomenal Amber Room at the Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin, the Grand Maket Museum in St. Petersburg and the animals at the Novosibirsk Zoo.