Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part II

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

Russia's Catherine the Great's Rules of Etiquette - Part II

February 21st, 2018,

Snow covered firs; crisp, cold air nipping our nose; decorated and illuminated buildings... let's travel back to the second half of the 18th century's Russia, for a party.

Rules which shall obey those who enter within

  • They shall express themselves with moderation and without speaking too loudly, so as not to hurt the ears or give a headache to those who listen to them.
  • They shall discuss without anger or passion.
  • They shall refrain from sighing or yawning, for fear of communicating their boredom to their entourage.
  • They shall accept to participate in any harmless entertainment suggested by others.

We consider these rules to still be relevant; how about you?

 

 



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