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How to Get a Russian Tourist Visa

Most nationalities require a Russian tourist visa to visit Russia. Unfortunately, the process isn’t as straightforward as it should be.  Russia is a seriously underrated tourist destination, and getting a tourist visa is relatively easy. Still, it is difficult to find all the information you need to get one. Almost always, you will find guides written by Russians in less than perfect English.  This article will...

Living in Russia: 17 Things to Know Before Moving

Are you thinking about living in Russia and considering a move to Moscow or one of the other best cities to live in Russia? Living in Russia remains incredibly underrated in 2021 and it is a country full of opportunity for expats. The recent economic issues in 2014 that devalued the ruble have caused a mass exodus of expats from Moscow and other major Russian cities. The result...

Is it always cold in Russia? Here are the facts about Russia’s climate

Russian woman dressed for winter
As westerners, there's this preconceived notion that all of Russia is like Siberia — an endless frozen tundra. In reality, that's not the case. Today we will take a look at a few different regions of Russia, and their climates. First, the question you all came here for. Is it always cold in Russia? No, contrary to popular belief, it is not always cold in Russia....

10 of the Best Restaurants in Moscow According to Expats

When you talk about the best restaurants in Moscow, you can ask 10 people and get 10 different lists of restaurants. That’s one of the great things about Moscow. There’s nearly an infinite list of restaurants to dine at and a continuous stream of new ones opening. Just look at the stats. In 2018 there were 12,000 restaurants and by 2020 that number grew to more than 15,000.

How Much Money Can I Make Teaching English in Russia?

If you are considering teaching English in Russia, one of your first questions will be - how much money can I make? Are you just considering a career teaching English in Russia? Check out our article on 5 Reasons You Should Teach English in Russia. The typical English teacher at one of the larger English schools in Moscow will typically start on a salary of 70,000 - 100,000 rubles...

Best Free Resources to Start Speaking Russian

Are you looking for the best free resources to start speaking Russian? You are in the right place! We have teamed up with Let’s Russia to host a virtual language exchange every Thursday at 8 pm Moscow time so you can learn Russian and practice speaking no matter where you live. You can sign up here.  There are so many great free resources to learn Russian...

Teaching English in the Russian Provinces with Paul Worrow

The following article is a guest post from Paul Worrow from the United Kingdom who has taught English all over Russia. He has worked as a governor in Moscow and an English teacher in several small Russian cities for many years. He recently started a YouTube channel about Kyrgyzstan where he shows what it is like to live there.  If you are looking to make significant money teaching English...

5 Reasons You Should Teach English in Russia

Teaching English in Russia has always been popular among English teachers. Today, it is less popular to teach English in Russia due to the current geopolitical and economic situation in Russia. This is unfortunate because Russia is a world-class destination to teach English. Russia is often overlooked as a place to teach English, but we are here to tell you why you should consider it.  Here are 5 reasons...

Why Getting a Job in Russia Isn’t That Hard

Are you looking for a job in Russia and wondering how difficult it will be to find one? The answer might surprise you. In fact, due to many factors, Russia is one of the easiest countries in the world to find a job as an expat. In 2020, US News & World Report ranked Russia the number one country in the world to start a career.  If you need...

How to Get to Russia during COVID-19

Getting to Russia during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for many people. The Russian border has been closed to most of the world since March 18, 2020, unless you meet one of the following criteria:  Member of an official delegation, an employee of a foreign embassy or consulate, representation of an international organization in Russia or their family memberFamily member (spouse, parent, legal guardian, child) of...

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