The face is a reflection of a person's identity and the main source of non-verbal information. In different cultures and ethnicities, however, there are certain norms of emotion expression. People living in the Northern regions are more reserved with their emotions, southerners are expressive, hot-tempered, etc. Cultural-specific personality traits start to shape in teenage and adolescent years. Therefore, the purpose of our research project was to explore the specifics of emotion recognition by Russian and Mongolian teenagers.