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Jürgen Hofmeister

"When I came to Moscow I barely knew anyone, but now I've got dozens of expat contacts from dozens of countries. "

Caroline Hayes

"At the first InterNations Moscow event that I attended I was absolutely delighted by the elegant atmosphere and the high-quality expat crowd. "

Meet Our Friendly Expat Community in Moscow!

Welcome to the Moscow Community on InterNations! Our network, comprised of expatriates resident in Moscow (and around the world), will help you with all your questions about living and working in the Russian capital. By interacting with our members, you can get over the issues of taking the big step to moving abroad, and take advantage of our collective wisdom on a variety of subjects. Using your InterNations account you can find out the answers to any queries that might be troubling you, whether it's "where are the safest areas to live in Moscow?" or "what's the healthcare situation for expatriates in Russia?" or just asking where the best local hangouts are, we have something to fit almost any question. Our community comprises a broad and vibrant demographic from all sorts of backgrounds and fields of work, who speak a variety of languages, so you're sure to find someone helpful no matter where you come from or what you're looking for. And in addition, our dedicated guides can bring you up to speed on what you need to know about moving to as well as working and living in Moscow in particular or Russia in general.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai.

Join Our Exciting Events in Moscow

Attend our monthly events and activities for Moscow expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Moscow Expat Guides

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Moscow

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Moscow expat forums.

Getting to Know Moscow, the Expat Way

Moscow can seem a daunting city to move to, but once you know your way around, you'll find that it rivals or eclipses many of its Western European rivals in a variety of fields. As well as a remarkable history, Moscow has a long tradition of art, literature, music, cuisine, sport and plenty of other activities that you'll find in excess around the metropolis. Plenty of expatriates have made Moscow their home over the years for all sorts of reasons, and as a land of economic opportunity it shows no sign of dying down in the near future. If you use our community to assuage yourself of your concerns, you'll be able to get settled in and focus on enjoying your life in the Russian capital with confidence.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Expatriates in Moscow

All of our members on InterNations are by approval only, meaning that you'll have reliable and courteous advice when you decide to interact with the group. Whether your queries are related to practical matters like the Russian tax system, public transport, or work permits, or whether you just want to know where to get a good cocktail, our members have seen and done it all and are always happy to respond to any requests, whether you've just moved or are only considering it at present. There are plenty of offline opportunities within the Moscow Community, too: our members run a variety of InterNations Groups based on all sorts of interests. You'll find groups for French and Italian speakers if you'd like to associate with your compatriots, groups specifically for women, and groups for sport, food, drink, kids and plenty more. Even if there's nothing you like, you'll always have the option of starting your own group with a few like-minded members. Also remember to take advantage of the larger InterNations Official Events, too — these always provide a fascinating opportunity to network with all sorts of people, whether it's business or personal.

Jürgen Hofmeister

"When I came to Moscow I barely knew anyone, but now I've got dozens of expat contacts from dozens of countries. "

Caroline Hayes

"At the first InterNations Moscow event that I attended I was absolutely delighted by the elegant atmosphere and the high-quality expat crowd. "

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