- For Teachers
Even though most of the gestures are general for both cultures, there are some emblems which are different. For example, in Russia, hand-gesture done by connecting the thumb and forefinger in to a circle is used instead of word “zero”. However in the US culture this gesture means okay. Thereby, while both cultures have lots of similar gestures, there are some gestures which have different meaning in two countries.
All in all, the nonverbal communication in Russia and the US are quite similar in that they use similar gestures and eye contact, but they differ in the meaning of some gestures and eye communication. For every foreigner who comes to another country, it is important to know differences in the nonverbal communication of the host country. Learning them gives you more opportunity to better understand the people of this culture and avoid troubles.