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A culture's view of family life portrays how much they value relationships.  Russian families are dependent on one another. A Russian family life is nuclear.  The nuclear family structure reinforces the societal Collectivism in which everything is done for the group. 

 Family Fellowship

Russians live together—parents, grandparents, and grand children—in apartments.  If not married, adults will continue living with their parents.  It is also common for married couples to live with parents.  Living in small apartments is conducive for Russian families to take care of each other.

Russians get married between the ages of 18-22.  For the most part, Russian women want to be housewives and are not career-oriented.  If a woman is over the age of 25, she is labeled; no matter what career heights she has reached.  Women are supposed to stay at home while their husband works and goes out with friends.  Russian wives are expected to do all household chores.  Eighty percent of Russian households do not have a microwave or washing machine. 

http://www.womenrussia.com/

 Individuals in Russian society have more than one role.  Parents respond to their children in an appropriate manner to that relationship.  Children are expected to do the same.  Brothers and sisters act typically.  www.accd.edu

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