Share via Email Dropping yourself into a far-flung destination can be as educational as it is exciting, as you navigate a new language, cuisine, or set of customs. It helps to be prepared , so that you know, for example, to arrive on time to an appointment in Germany or to leave the miniskirt at home on your next trip to Dubai. On the surface then, a new travel etiquette guide from Russia's Foreign Ministry for Russian tourists around the world—the first of its kind—seems like a good idea. But, dig a little deeper, as the Independent reports , and while the 'General Elements of Behavior' guide does have some tips that were new to us, it also includes bewildering advice that seems more in the realm of "how to be a good human" and less "don't dip the sushi rice into the soy sauce. In France , the guide tells tourists "not to address representatives of the LGBT community" with insults; in Canada , the guide cautions, "gay marriage has been legalized for a long time and there is a serious fixation on gender equality"; in Denmark , "it is not necessary to touch upon the themes of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
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However, events in the last two decades have seen Russia and her government become more accessible to the rest of the world. Tourists are rediscovering the cultural and architectural delights of Russian cities such as Moscow and St.
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