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