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What does a lawyer need to know to work as a lawyer, especially a criminal lawyer? Law is not enough. Law enforcement? No, that isn't enough as well. A lawyer, if he is going to work with a global business, needs to learn something different: history, religion, foreign languages, fine art. Imagine if you find yourself on an island with aborigines whose language you do not speak, whose power structure you do not know, and whose laws you do not know. What if you are currently going to be executed on this island for breaking some rules unknown to you? Will you call the police? Or submit the claim to the court? Of course not. You will need something completely different. What will you do if you are in trouble in a state whose laws you do not know? How to work as a lawyer, accompanying global projects? It is impossible to know all the legal regulations of all countries. What is the ground base, knowledge of which will allow you to survive in the jungle and cope with any problem situation that you cannot legally resolve? We assume these are five components: history, religion, language skills, fine art, and the fifth missing element ignored almost always. We create The Elephant section to provide you with knowledge about these four components. The fifth component you shall discover by yourself on our website.


Natural law


This part of our resource page was dedicated to natural law.

Natural law is a system of law that is based on a close observation of human nature and on values intrinsic to human nature that can be deduced and applied independently of positive law (the enacted laws of a state or society). According to natural law theory, all people have inherent rights, conferred not by the act of legislation but by "God, nature, or reason."

Do you know that murder permitted in some countries? Do you know why? Natural law has more influence on our lives even than secular law norms. It dominates over human behavior, whether we want it or not. Starting from childhood human learns religious norms - what is right, what is wrong and first taboos. These simple behavioral norms are based on the religious standards of the entourage. People conceive them much easily comparing with traditional legislation.

Religious norms are the fundamental part of natural law. They valid disregards any other regulations, and people are guiding by them. However, many of the law regulations in the opposite are contradictory with the religious norms. Knowledge of religious behavioral standards and understanding of their ground base is a key to understand human behavior. Awareness of natural law often is the only way to explain the deeds of someone. That may save your life and keep you staying alive in jungles. When and why which of them shall apply, and how the religious norms affect our lives, read this section. We are simplifying them to enhance their understanding. Follow this section to understand why the regular law norms don't work.

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History is the main component to climb into someone's skin that allows you to understand the real-life norms of law in any country, to form an approach for actions if the subject area is not regulated by law, to understand and predict the deeds of people in different situations. History is the main component, along with religion, to understand the rule of law, the characteristics of human behavior, and do business in any country. It is impossible to learn the history of all countries. In the study of history, it is very important to stay aside from subjective assessments and to operate only with historical facts.

To share the historical facts without bias and valuations, we created the #davnosti project. Its task is to tell about the most important historical events and explain their consequences in a global and local context. That will help you understand the reasons for the behavior of leaders of various states, businesses, and the population of different countries and will be the right way to achieve agreement and consensus in your projects.

Since the country of origin of 2R's business in Russia, we made a separate historical project specifically for Russia, dedicated only to the facts of Russian history that are significant in the business context and explaining the features of the legal application, and how to do business in Russia, which are so worrisome for investors and taken into account in the assessment of the country risk. The 2014 project was launched in 2019 and is currently undergoing renovation. We plan to relaunch that in Q2 2021. Follow our updates. The 2014 is what you need if you are going to do business in Russia or live here. For compatriots, The 2014 may become a surprising way to get the key to understanding the reasons for what's happening in the economy, business, law, and everyday life of our country.

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Babel Tower

To reach a consensus, you need to get into the shoes of the person with whom you are negotiating. That means understanding the history and religion that influence his behavior and implies speaking the same language as your counterparty. Learning a foreign language means much more than simply being able to order your coffee at a hotel without an interpreter. How often have you found yourself in a situation when, during negotiations with your foreign partners, your partners unexpectedly switched from widely distributed English to their native language, which you do not understand to discuss something? First, it is unpleasant and uncomfortable. Second, these create many risks for you if you do business with these people. Third, if you do not understand their language, you will never reach a business agreement. Study language is the simplest way to get to know quickly cultural and historical differences in the life of another country, characteristics of the behavior of its population. That is necessary for both business and everyday life. Speaking in a foreign language is your powerful capability to understand other people, reach an agreement, and efficiently cooperate with them. Speak a foreign language fluently, and you won't need an extensive involvement of lawyers since you will have much fewer conflicts and unpleasant situations with your foreign partners. Together with history and religion, knowledge of languages ​​significantly reduces the number of unpleasant situations in your life, helps you to win in business without litigations.

Learning a foreign language is not as difficult as you think. But to speak only one foreign language is not enough for you if you're going to achieve serious success. To study several foreign languages ​​simultaneously at the Raevskaya Business School, we created the specific program "Multilingua" was created. That allows you to learn five foreign languages ​​simultaneously in two years. These are the languages ​​spoken by the vat majority part of the world's population. Then you can choose additional languages ​​and learn them as well. At the moment ​​at school, you can study 14 languages.

In any country, there is a world behind the wall. Its representatives speak fluently a separate language called criminal jargon. These words are penetrating the society, assimilated, and actively used. Learning slang and criminal jargon along with foreign languages ​​are also essential. Knowledge of obscene vocabulary and mastery of it, understanding the reasons to tabu certain words aren't craving for dirty phrases, but become a healthy element of studying the cultural characteristics of nations. Learning criminal jargon is a part of the law school study program. The Holy Bitch Publishers project was created to research criminal slang from different countries, and teach this language. Whether you like it or not, people speak this language too. And to understand other people better, you need to know this section of linguistics as well.


Symbolism in Fine Art

Fine art is one of the language forms. By drawing, an artist communicates with the outside world. The symbolism of fine art is a self-sufficient interdisciplinary academic section combining linguistics, history, and law. Understanding of fine art and its symbolism are the mastery of one of the most meaningful, complicated, and multifaceted communication types. With it, you can understand even more the characteristics and motivations of other people's behavior. That will allow you to achieve fundamentally different, better quality results both in everyday life and business. In this section, we plan to share with you the basics of fine art symbolism and help you learn it.

RBS Fine Art Course

You can expand your fine art knowledge at Raevskaya Business School. It is impossible to study in full the language of fine art. However, it can be systematized, understood once to interpret complex images and art objects. At Raevskaya Business School, you will be able to take a special course in fine art, which focuses, among other things, on the meta-information contained in various works of art. At school, you will be able to study how to interpret the language of visual symbols and communicate in it in everyday life with people. That will significantly enrich your communication, extend life experience, and allow you to move to a new level of understanding of other people.

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