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Expat Life in Russia

International Airports in Moscow

There are 4 international airports in Moscow, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo, and Zhukovsky. They all have fantastic public transportation connections to the city center. The closest airport to the center of Moscow is...

Pharmacies in Russia: How They Work

Pharmacies in Russia are everywhere and they have just about everything you can find in any pharmacy in the West. If you live in Russia, sooner or later, you are going to...

13 Best Russian Foods and Where to Find them in Moscow

Russian food might not be at the top of everyone’s list of must-try cuisines of the world, but Russia has many fantastic foods to try. Many people (wrongly) believe that Russian food...

How to Get a Russian Visa Easy and Cheap

Applying for a Russian visa doesn’t have to be difficult. In recent years, the Russian embassies have made it easier to get a visa to Russia for most nationalities. Russian tourist visas...

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...
Discrete currency exchange booth.

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...

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...

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...

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