Expat Guide to Living & Working in Russia

Welcome to the Expatriant guide to Russia. 

Based on many years of living and working in Russia, we want to provide you with all the secrets to make your time in Russia as successful as possible. You can find in-depth guides on how to find a job, how to obtain a residence permit and citizenship, and a general guide to moving to Russia.

In addition, we regularly feature expat stories to show exactly how people moved to Russia and made their own life there.  

If you have ideas that you would like to see us feature, let us know!

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