Taste of Russia: Cross cultural training for expats

Target Audience:Foreign entrepreneurs, executives and managers - expatriates - who came to Russia to do business.Duration:1 day, 7 hoursProvider:Venue:AEB office, Moscow, Novoslobodskaya metro station, Krasnoproletarskaya ul. 16 bld. 3, entrance 8,4th floor, room 8Language:EnglishCoach:Jeroen N. Ketting
Jeroen N. Ketting Jeroen N. Ketting

Terms and Conditions

– The deadline for registration & payment is usually 5 days before the starting date of the course;
– Those who do not register and pay by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in the training;
– All payments are to be made by bank transfer;
– Once registration is closed, the fee is non-refundable.


Training objectives

Experience shows that, for a number of reasons, it takes a long time for foreign executives and managers to function effectively in Russia (or better: the Russian Federation). Language is the most obvious barrier to successfully working and living in Russia. However, many other cultural differences are often underestimated. They play an equally or even more important role. Some examples of these cultural differences are: a different approach to authority, the importance of personal relations, a different understanding of individual responsibility.

In addition to cultural differences, there are many other unfamiliar issues that the foreign executive will have to deal with in Russia: bureaucracy, cumbersome administrative and legal procedures, difficulties in finding qualified staff, etc. The aim of the training is to help foreign entrepreneurs and managers to quickly adapt to the country and to organize their work and build relationships.

Training program:

Creating political, economic, social and cultural awareness

  • The first step towards dealing effectively with Russia is to have a good understanding of the country. In this module the course participant will get an introduction to history, economic environment, cultural values, communication styles, business ethics and practical issues in daily life.

Do’s and don’ts

  • Once the course participant has an understanding and knowledge of Russia, we will further focus on how to put this knowledge into practice: how to become settled, how to position yourself, how to negotiate, how to build trust and cultivate personal relationships, how to entertain Russians, how to manage Russian staff, how to resolve conflicts etc.


On the basis of concrete cases that are taken from real business experience, participants will have to formulate solutions and approaches for different situations: run-ins with administrative officials, dealing with bureaucracy, managing staff, avoiding typical mistakes.


All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.