2. Don't Wear Your Shoes Inside

While Russian taboos against wearing shoes inside may not be as strong as in some other Asian countries, it is still seen as dirty and impolite. It makes sense given the climate, too, since for much of the year you'd be tracking in snow and slush. Always plan on removing your shoes when you get to someone's house or enter your hotel room.

Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Fantastic sky with dramatic clouds over the church. AleksandarGeorgiev / Getty Images

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