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Working and living in Russia with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Russia? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Moscow, Yekaterinburg or some other international Russian city?

The expat relocation to Russia is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the "Venice in the north", getting to know how Russian folks celebrate Den narodnogo edinstva (Unity Day), or acquiring a taste for Russia’s popular dishes like borscht…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Russia. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Saudi Arabia to living in Germany.

Top Articles in the Russia Expat Guide

  • 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.

Reliable Information about living and working in Russia

Relocating to and living in Russia necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Russian expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Russia: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Russian income tax law?ʺ, ʺCan anyone recommend a good private fitness centre in Moscow? How much does membership usually cost?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Moscow?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Russian residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Russia is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Russia is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Russia. Various topics are covered in our Russia Expat Guide from education and children, to local organisations & companies or local infrastructure, up to restaurants & nightlife. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺIs there an English-language crisis help line in Russia?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Russia? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Qatar or living in Poland!

From embassies and consulates to car rental agencies –
Advice on living and working in Russia

In addition, our expat listings for Russia include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like embassies and consulates or car rental agencies. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Russia. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Privet among our InterNations members living and working in Russia.

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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