Dating etiquette different cultures
It's mission as the new center of Christianity was to unite the people of the East and West.
The rulers of Russia began to use the title tsar, derived from Caesar.
The countries both think BIG, are energetic and inventive.
The people appreciate casual, direct, and an often blunt way of speaking, and both show heartfelt hospitality to visitors from abroad. They became the rulers of Rus, the city-principality of Kiev and forerunner of the Russian state. The Mongols, [Tartars] conquered Moscow in 1234 and Kiev in 1240, and ruled with despotism, invaders unstoppable, making Russians their slaves.
The Russian Orthodox Church, isolated from the rest of Christianity, developed independently as a national church.
Russia regarded itself as the third and Last Rome, successor to Rome and Constantinople, the two capitals of the Roman Empire which had fallen to barbarians and infidels.
They also get married later: in Shanghai and Guangzhou, men on average marry at 30 and women at 28, later than in America.
Kievan Rus had converted to Orthodox Christianity in 988.According to one study published in 2012, more than 70% of Chinese youngsters now have sex before marriage; ever more of them lose their virginity at a younger age, and lots have had several partners.More than 40% of couples live together before they wed, a dramatic change from the 1980s.Russia remained a vast, backward, largely agriculture empire, regimented and ruled by an autocratic dynasty with a holy mission to defend its faith against the barbarians of the East and the heresies and pluralism of the West.Thus, to remote Russia, many things "Western" have come late - manufacturing, higher education, science, etc.