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Expats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Russia

Moving to Moscow, Russia

An expat in Moscow wrote, "Traffic is usually terrible in Moscow so you should choose an area that's convenient for work, school and anything else you do regularly. We preferred living in the centre as we like going out and being close to the theatres, music and concert halls etc. Some people prefer living out of town in the " (Read More)

Moving to Moscow, Russia

Another expat in Moscow advised, "Do not come here if you don't speak Russian. Expect to robbed and ripped off, so don't complain when it happens. You must make a lot of contacts with locals to avoid this. This is not like America. There are no "bad neighborhoods"." (Read More)

Moving to St. Petersburg, Russia

An expat living in St. Petersburg commented, "Moving your personal effects: Don't! Air freight costs are outrageous and boat shipments aren't much better. Buying comparable items here has worked quite well for me. The prices for many articles are about 50% higher than USA prices but without the customs duty, VAT, paperwork and forwarding nig" (Read More)

Moving to St. Petersburg, Russia

An expat in St. Petersburg wrote, "You should have a trustworthy Russian mentor... someone affiliated with your company, or somehow known to someone you know. Either that or a very experienced expat contact. Deal only with a well-established reputable house agency recommended by your trusted contact.

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Moving to Moscow, Russia

Another expat in Moscow advised, "Make sure your company pays!" (Read More)

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