By Yale Richmond
Remarkably actual knowing. Like prior versions the recent From Nyet to Da illuminates the dynamics of conventional Russian tradition within the framework of latest occasions. With a brand new preface, a very rewritten bankruptcy Whither Russia?, and updates and revisions all through, From Nyet to Da enlightens readers approximately almost each point of Russian lifestyles. - raise involved among Russians and Westerners. As interactions multiply, so does the necessity to comprehend what drives Russian behaviour and what abilities are had to converse successfully. From Nyet to Da covers social and interpersonal talents, in addition to the underlying cultural assumptions and values of the Russian humans. - Written for an individual engaged in transactions with Russians. s: company executives, educators, scholars, governmental or non-governmental officers; an individual with an curiosity in realizing extra approximately Russians will achieve new insights from this sympathetic but even-handed remedy of the Russian humans. The textual content is enlivened with enjoyable anecdotes, vibrant proverbs and insightful charges from different students. - 5 significant sections support to outline the Russian culture.: Geography and tradition areas Russian tradition within the framework of the geographic and ancient forces that experience formed it;Culture and personality describes the Russian character: nation and Society explains the post-Soviet sociopolitical procedure; own Encounters identifies key behavioUr styles a customer will come across; and Negotiating with Russians presents a advisor to negotiating a three way partnership or a brand new agreement.
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Unstoppable, they took Moscow in 1234 and Kiev in 1240 and made Russian princes their vassals for the next two hundred years. While the MongolTatar conquest did not make Asians of the Russians, it did delay their becoming Europeans. It also produced today’s Russians—a mixture of Slavic, Finnish, and Tatar blood. When Moscow liberated itself from the Tatar yoke in 1480, the modern Russian state was born. Distant from Europe, the new * The Mongols were a Mongolian people; the Tatars were Turkic.
Also of concern to Russians is the ethnic consciousness among some people and their desire for autonomy or self-rule. Russia’s territorial expansion began in the sixteenth century, and over the next three hundred years it annexed along its periphery—north, south, east, and west—lands with non-Russian peoples. How to deal with those nationalities in a vast empire ruled from its Russian center has been a challenge to Russian tsars, Soviet commissars, and now the elected leaders of the new Russia.
The immediate result, however, was famine and the death of millions in the countryside. The contrast between Russian communalism and American individualism can best be seen in the differences between Russian peasants and American farmers. Agricultural settlers 18 in the United States were independent farmers and ranchers who owned their own land and lived on it, self-sufficient and distant from their neighbors. In contrast to peasants of the mir, American farmers lived behind fences that marked the limits of their property.
From Nyet to Da: Understanding the Russians 3rd ed (Interact Series) by Yale Richmond