Working with Russia

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Target audience

Professionals who work with Russia


No prerequisite

Benefits of Attendance

Significantly increase participants’ effectiveness in their professional relations with people from Russia

At the end of the training session, participants will have the tools to:

  • Adopt an intercultural approach
  • Understand the context and culture of Russia
  • Decipher cultural codes and analyse sources of misunderstandings
  • Adapt their communication and work methods
  • Decode decision-making and negotiation processes

The key points

  • Conducted by an expert consultant specialized on Russia
  • Decoding the Nomad’ Profiler
  • Alternating theory and practical exercises
  • Access to Digital Learning for one year
  • Sharing  best practices
  • Personalized action plan


Adopting an intercultural approach

  • Develop awareness of participant's cultural biases
  • Understand the impact of cultures on behavior
  • Identify and overcome stereotypes

Understanding Russian Cultural Codes 

Discovering the cultural basics of Russia

  • The Russian Federation: central power, republics and regions
  • From the Tsars to the Soviet period to the market economy
  • The heritage and influence of Orthodoxy, the competition of other beliefs
  • The 4 major challenges of Russia today

Understanding Russian values

  • Collectivism, individualism and hospitality
  • The Slavic imprint, the new values
  • Social classes, oligarchs, apparatchiks, Chekists...
  • The Russian spirit and its mysteries

Optimizing Professional Interactions with Russians

Communicate with Russians

  • Understand the implicit: Da, Niet and their hidden meanings
  • Pay attention to details: birthdays, gifts and holidays
  • Relationships with foreigners, topics of conversation, humor
  • The circulation of information, networks

Adapting work methods

  • A bureaucratic and Soviet base: the reliance on procedures
  • Management methods, importance of hierarchy
  • Individual and collective responsibility
  • Risk-taking and low initiative: a paradox?

Conducting successful meetings and negotiations with Russians

  • Know how decisions are made, the importance of personal relationships
  • Bureaucracy and negotiation with the authorities
  • Trust over contracts
  • The importance of krisha, learning to compromise

Adopting best practices

  • Recognize key principles
  • Avoid pitfalls, mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Create a tailor-made action plan

Available Inter-company courses Duration: 7 hours

1 day

* (Technical fees and lunch included)

Intra-company courses Duration: to define
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