Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Culture Clue #2

No other Eastern European country is as protocol-conscious as Russia.  Russian officials expect to do business with only the highest ranking executives.  That's why Western firms are best advised to send their top managers to ensure a favorable first impression.


  1. Thats a good idea, specially when we think of Mr. Michail Chodorkowski (Yukos) who is still in prison. Accused of what? Rises the question: “ What is more important: Doing Business or claim Ethic and Justice”

  2. Clearly, business execs are no longer as powerful as they were under Yeltsin. So just like now U.S. business visits automatically include Washington D.C., the reigning elite needs to be taken into account in Russia. And yes, the Chodorkowski affair needs to be brought to conclusion.