Components of national culture: Russia essay

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Select your own country of nationality to do this assignment. You are to write an essay analyzing your own culture from the perspective of its components studied in class and from the business culture view.

Part A: Components of national culture.

As you have learned in this course, the culture of a country is made up of several layers, such as artifacts, symbols, language, rituals, norms/customs/traditions, values and beliefs. You are to reflectively think of your own culture and describe how each of the components mentioned above is actionable within your culture (i.e. give specific examples). This assignment is personal (not to worry- it is confidential), because I want you to express who you really are/belief in and what aspect of what you do reflect your own culture. I want you to be original and authentic in your answer. Make sure you clearly specify and cover each component.

Part B:

Discuss the national culture dimensions of your country using Hofstede’s framework . Compare Countries (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by entering your country of nationality in the Type a country search. A graph with the six dimensions for your country will be displayed; cut and paste the image into part B.

Tap on "Read More about chosen country". For each of the six dimensions presented you will see some interpretation of what it generally means for the country. Take at least three of these descriptions (cut and paste it), and with a concrete example of your own, support the assertion being made in the description.

For example:

Uncertainty Avoidance Assessment for country XXXX:

“At 80, XXXX has a high score on Uncertainty Avoidance which means that as a nation they are seeking mechanisms to avoid ambiguity. Emotions are openly expressed; there are (extensive) rules for everything and social conservatism enjoys quite a following. This is also reflected in religion, which is respected, followed by many and conservative. Rules are not necessarily followed, however: this depends on the in-group’s opinion, on whether the group feels the rules are applicable to their members and it depends, ultimately, on the decision of power holders, who make their own rules. In work terms this results in detailed planning that may not necessarily be followed in practice”

My own concrete example to support this assertion:

Life is hard in my country because of …….. Therefore, people stopped worrying about the future, or even planning for it. Instead they ……. There are laws about everything but……

Note: If your country of nationality is not on the list, choose a nearby country or one you are familiar with.

Part C:

Share a specific, concrete story where any of the topics above can be seen in action. In other words, recount a situation or anecdote either from personal experience or from that of friends/relatives where the theory studied so far comes alive and is illustrated. The anecdote can be an observation, a funny situation, or a cultural blunder/pitfall where you learned a lesson which made you understand different orientations, values or points of view.

Tutor Answer

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National Culture Orientation
Name of Student
Name of Institution

Part A: Components of national culture
Part B: Discuss the national culture dimensions of your country using Hofstede’s framework.
Part C: Share a specific, concrete story where any of the topics above can be seen in action.


National Culture Orientation
Name of Student
Name of Institution




Part A: Components of national culture
Culture of a country is made up of several layers that include social organization,
language, government and politics, economic systems, religion and worship, and traditions and
customs. When it comes to social organization Russians, many families live in one home of up to
three generations due to high cost of living and shortage of housing. In addition, 50 percent of
marriages end up in divorces due to alcohol abuse and economic hardship (Tekeş, Üzümcüoğlu
& Hoe et al., 2018). There is also a challenge in infant care since maternity hospitals are
understaffed, lack equipment, and are overcrowded. Russian Slavic language is the first language
of Russia thus majority of Russians use to communicate. Central, Southern, and Northern are
three dialects of Russian. Other languages include Bashir, Mordvin, Ukranian, Chechen, and
Government and politics is another layer where Russia constitutionally provides
democratic freedom to judiciary, legislature, and executive. Their parliament is dived into two
houses, lower house Duma with 450 members and upper house federation council made up of 89
administrative regions with legislators and local governors. Their media is controlled as the
government practices authoritarian rule (...

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