Russia - R U S S I A N A M E R I C A N Global/Macro Aspects...

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R A U M S E S R I I A C N A N
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Global/Macro Aspects Military Communism Gothic churches Nesting dolls Horrors of Stalin Russian mafia Corruption Radiation accidents
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Overview, Inhabited Localities & Topography
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Russians 80% Tatars 3.8% Ukrainian 2% Russian Orthodox 15-20% Muslim 10-15% Protestant 2% Jews < 1%
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Highly literate Large cities 27% rural 74 years of communism, totalitarian rule 17.8% poverty Abundant resources President . power
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2X size of US 2.6 million in US, 15,411 per year Adoption of Russian children, 4652 in 2005 Large cities, ethnic enclaves
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4 waves of immigration Ethnic minorities Jews Latest, since 1993 More freedom Harsh economics Political turmoil anti-Semitism
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~ 42 yrs, > education, 2/3 married Majority c adequate income, some impoverished Value education for both genders, women to have job but still maintain home Expect good grades May read English but speaking limited
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Communication
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Russian, 6 official languages of UN In USSR, standard Russian forced on other sections Northern, Southern Jews speak Yiddish & Ladino
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Cultural Communication Patterns Intellectual conversations Word of mouth May not trust officials HCPs o.k. if speak Russian Loud tone of voice, insight into feelings Men shake hands, not with women unless are HCPs, not in sill of door Remove shoes on entering house
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Cultural Communication Patterns Respectful in public, no hands in pockets or crossing arms, don’t show sole of foot, don’t slouch, o.k. sign is rude, avoid pointing finger Freely touch, kisses on each cheek, < personal space, “bend” truth or spin Value endurance
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Temporal Relationships Present if still in Russia Value punctuality
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course NURS 226 taught by Professor Fuller during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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