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Jonathan Brown

"InterNations is the ideal networking site for me. I use it for private as well as for business contacts here in St.Petersburg. Great!"

Noemi Roussel

"What I really like about InterNations is the international mix of people. I got to know there who became very good friends ."

Welcome to Our Network of Expatriates in Russia!

Dobro pažálovat! And a warm welcome to our communities of expatriates here in Russia! InterNations is a global network for expats from all over the world, and our Russian communities will help you find plenty of expatriates with a wide variety of experience in the country. Moving to Russia can be a big step and you may have various questions about the possible hurdles and pitfalls of living in a foreign country, but our network will always be happy to help with any queries you might have. You may wish to know, "how high is the cost of living in Moscow compared to London?" or "how important is it to speak Russian as a resident in St Petersburg?". Whatever your question or concern, our community will be happy to help, and allow you to focus fully on enjoying life in your new home.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Spain or Malaysia.

Join Our Exciting Events in Russia

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

Find More Information in Our Russia Expat Guides

  • Moving to Russia

    Moving to Russia is not an easy task. Not only do expats have to choose between many possible future hometowns — the country’s surface area is gigantic. Russian visa regulations for expats often pose another obstacle. Let our guide assist you prior to your move to Russia.
  • Living in Russia

    Living in Russia as an expat will surely be a unique experience for you. Western influences and traditional Russian values form a distinctive atmosphere. We tell you all the important facts for your expat adventure in Russia, from healthcare and education to culture, language, and safety.
  • Working in Russia

    Being an expat in Russia has never been this lucrative! The country does not only have diverse employment options; expats in Russia are generally the best paid foreign specialists worldwide. Our guide to working in Russia has some important details on the economy and work permits.

Exchange Tips about living in Russia

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

Enjoy a Comfortable Life in Russia

Russia has always seen a wide variety of expatriate workers come to the country throughout its history, particularly in the two major cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. With the west firmly ensconced in the traditions of Europe, and other regions having their own distinct identities, Russia is a fascinating patchwork of cultures and languages which can provide something for everyone to enjoy. A huge variety of industries are drawing expatriates, from the huge energy sector to finance, aerospace, and mining. Whatever your field of interest, you're sure to enjoy some of the excellent food and drink on offer, and when you're settled down, realize how friendly and welcoming Russians can be. With help from our members, you can make sure you avoid any potential problems and enjoy your experience in Russia to the maximum potential.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 France or Portugal, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Take Advantage of Our Vibrant Community

Our global network is home to a huge variety of expatriates from all sorts of backgrounds, countries, and fields of work, and each of our members goes through an approval process to join InterNations. This means that you can be certain that you're getting sound advice and your interactions with the community, both online and offline, will be safe and welcoming. Our community is always happy to help new members, and there are also plenty of networking opportunities face-to-face, too: our community runs a variety of groups for all sorts of activities and interests. You can practice your Russian or meet expats who speak your own language, or join groups for food and drinks or sporting activities. Our larger community-wide social events also provide a great opportunity to interact with a huge number of expats, whether you're looking to do so for business or personal reasons.

Jonathan Brown

"InterNations is the ideal networking site for me. I use it for private as well as for business contacts here in St.Petersburg. Great!"

Noemi Roussel

"What I really like about InterNations is the international mix of people. I got to know there who became very good friends ."

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