Russians tend to dress as well as their salaries will allow. Men would tend to wear either a dark suit or jacket and trousers with a tie and women mainly wear business suits or blouses and skirts.
It is important, for westerners to look smart and appear to be expensively dressed as this enhances credibility. From the safety standpoint, it is probably not advisable to wear very expensive watches or jewellery.
The winters can be extreme (as can the summers) so ensure suitable clothing to meet whatever the prevailing conditions. Be sure to remember a hat, gloves and scarf in winter.
This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture.
Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working. We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.
This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Russia only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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