Doing business in Russia
Russian business culture differs from that of the UK in a number of areas. It is therefore advisable to be well-informed beforehand in order to make best use of the opportunities.
Getting to know each other and conducting business meetings
A meeting is usually combined with an extensive dinner or lunch. Particularly at a first meeting, it is important to get to know each other personally before getting down to business. Prior to discussions, you should introduce yourself with a strong handshake while looking the person in the eye.
The exchange of gifts in business is a valued custom in Russia. Spirits or chocolate are always appreciated. Typically British gifts will also go down well. It is important to know that when giving flowers, it is considered inappropriate if a bouquet is made up of an even number of flowers.
Knowledge of English in Russia is limited. In business life, people always use Russian, and it is important to bear this in mind. A good Russian translation of your brochure shows that you are serious and that you are well prepared. A bilingual business card, with one side in Russian, will also be appreciated.
We only work with experienced, professional translators who are native Russian speakers. We also select the right specialist with the most expertise in the subject, whether your document is medical, legal, or technical. This way, you can be sure that every nuance in your text is correctly conveyed.
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