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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!

Recent Russia Posts

Preschool in Russia: An Expat Guide

The following is a guest post about choosing a preschool in Russia from Holly Roberts, the founder, and headteacher of Britannia School in Moscow, Russia. Holly is a British early years educator...

Working at Yandex in Moscow – Expat Stories

The following is a guest post about working at Yandex and the general Russian work culture in Moscow as an expat by Vlad Alexeyenko.  I have lived in Moscow...
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Russian Money – Everything You Need to Know

First of all, Russian money is called the Russian Ruble (symbol: ₽, Russian: рубль, currency code: RUB). Each ruble is broken down into 100 kopeks. However, kopeks are in the process of...

Expat Stories – Jamie Roberts in St. Petersburg, Russia

Jamie used to live in the United States before moving to St. Petersburg, Russia after studying Russian back in school and university. Check out her story below! Can you...

Doing Business in Russia – Legal Representation

The following is a guest post about doing business in Russia from Tom Stansmore, general director at Emerging Markets Group in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Emerging Markets Group is a...

Starting a Career in Russia – Expat Stories

The following is a guest post about starting a career in Russia as an American expat by Evan Johnson.  The first part of my career in Russia started about...

The Practical Guide to Running a Small Business in Russia as a Foreigner

Running a small business in Russia as a foreigner can be quite intimidating if you don’t know what you are doing. But, did you know that Russia is one of the easiest...

Expat Stories in Russia – Ilya Polyakov, Antal Russia

I am Russian by blood but my mind is from somewhere else. It could be from traveling to 37 countries, growing up as an “expat-kid” in Singapore and Qatar, or working in...

Ultimate Guide to Russian Schools for Expats

Russian schools are probably a topic you want to know about if you are considering a move to Russia for a job and have a family. Fortunately, Russia has a very good...

Ultimate Guide to Studying at Russian Universities

While the Russian school system is quite well regarded generally around the world, Russian universities are not as consistent. There are world-class institutions and there are corrupt diploma factories where it is...

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