Remarkably accurate understanding. Like earlier editions the new From Nyet to Da illuminates the dynamics of traditional Russian culture in the framework of contemporary events. With a new preface, a completely rewritten chapter Whither Russia?, and updates and revisions throughout, From Nyet to Da enlightens readers about virtually every aspect of Russian life. – Increase in contact between Russians and Westerners. As interactions multiply, so does the need to understand what drives Russian behaviour and what skills are needed to communicate effectively. From Nyet to Da covers social and interpersonal skills, as well as the underlying cultural assumptions and values of the Russian people.
-Written for anyone engaged in transactions with Russians. s: business executives, educators, students, governmental or non-governmental officials; anyone with an interest in understanding more about Russians will gain new insights from this sympathetic yet even-handed treatment of the Russian people.