Thought to be a military superpower and a country that has been on the forefront by taking giant leaps in space research and technology, Russia has been a dominant force on world economy and politics. Speaking of today, Russian is one of the .top 10 business languages of the world.
The vast expanse of Russian territory encompasses in itself an array of ethnic, cultural as well as gastronomical diversity. Being the largest country in the Eurasian region, Russian cuisine has been influenced by and evolved from the Soviet era, to what it is today. Along with the nation’s history, it is understood that the climatic conditions, in this case, long - lasting winters, also play a role in the kind of food consumed by people.
Another major factor that impacts food consumption is the Russian ban on food imports like meat, fish, dairy products, vegetables and fruits from 30+ western countries, an initiative taken primarily to improve the domestic agricultural sector. According to a report by RT, in 2013, Russia was the 9th largest food manufacturer in the world. The Russian Agriculture Minister, Aleksandr Tkachev has said that they aim to boost their agricultural sector so that it could be counted as the country’s 2nd biggest export, after energy.
Listed below are some popular Russian foods -.
Apart from knowing what kind of food to expect, if you plan on visiting Russia for a business trip, it would be smooth-sailing ride if you acquainted yourself with the existing table manners and essential Russian business etiquettes.
Here are some commonly observed table manners –
Russians are known for their warm hospitality and love for their country despite being on the receiving end of political tensions. Occasions to socialize are opportunities to get a glimpse of their identity, social values and culture.
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