The beauty of different cultures is the very fact that they are different. Different to our own and others. What’s intriguing is how cultures differ in beliefs, traditions, attitudes and etiquette.
Some differences we are happy to embrace, others we might not agree with or feel comfortable with and some are completely incomprehensible to us.
It’s fair to say that we may have preconceived ideas of a country’s inhabitants and their culture without ever having visited their country or without ever having met anyone from that country for that matter. That’s probably because we are greatly influenced by stereotyping especially when we don’t have personal experience to draw from. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as there is often an element of truth to the stereotype.
In the business world
If you are hoping to do business with another country, for example Russia, then it’s beneficial to have some understanding of their language and culture and be respectful of it. It will most certainly aid your business relationship.
Did you know that to commence a business meeting with Russians you’ll need a firm handshake and be comfortable with maintaining eye contact? If you don’t, you may be perceived as untrustworthy. You’ll also be expected to be punctual even if your Russian colleagues are not.
Enigma Translation’s professional interpreters can help you overcome these cultural minefields in face-to-face meetings, networking scenarios and at corporate events.
The Russian language
According to Wikipedia there are 160 million native speakers of Russian in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine making it the 8th most spoken language in the world by native speakers. It also ranks as the 4th most spoken language in the World as defined by the total number of speakers. And it’s one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
The need for a translator
Russian is the most widely used Slavic language so if you’re about to embark on business in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan Estonia, the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova you will find our Russian translation service invaluable.
When it comes to business communication it’s imperative to use a translator to ensure a smooth working relationship and understanding of documentation from emails, reports, contracts to marketing campaigns.
Using a professional translator from Enigma Translation will ensure your Russian translation needs are met fully. Your specially selected translator will be fluent in Russian as it is their mother tongue; will have expert knowledge of the Russian culture and expertise in the subject matter to be translated. Thus providing an accurate translation whilst retaining the original document’s meaning and context.