Very good analysis in this blog from an American women living in Russia. The author commented on an article published in 2008 in the Telegraph:
A Russian advertising executive who sued her boss for sexual harassment lost her case after a judge ruled that employers were obliged to make passes at female staff to ensure the survival of the human race.
I think it is still very much true even in 2013. Being aware that “sexual harassment” is not taken seriously here in Russia doesn’t mean you are agreeing with it. If you are a victim of sexual harassment, you can take some preventive measures such as avoiding being alone with the offender or changing department or company before your aggressor becomes more violent.
I also found in this article that this statement it is still true: “The Russians continually mock and pity Americans for all the ridiculous laws and law suits ..”.
I don’t judge American culture but I understand it as I lived many years in the USA before moving to Russia. This only implies that if foreigners need to learn about Russian mentality in the workplace, Russian employees of multinational companies should also learn appropriate behaviors in multicultural contexts.