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Social security in Russia

Social security in Russia: The system, rates and benefits explained


Are you eligible for social security in Russia? Learn about the Russian social security system and contributions, plus how to get a Russian social security number and claim social welfare in Russia.

Driving in Russia

Things to know about driving in Russia and Russian drivers


Ready to drive in Russia? Find everything you need to know about roads, Russian drivers, the Russian traffic police, requirements, rules, interesting road trips and more in this guide.

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Millions of people become expatriates every year. Global expat forum Expatica wants to find out just who makes up this vast expat network and how we can improve current services for internationals. Help us help you by filling out our survey and enter a draw for an Amazon voucher.

Russian public holidays

Russian public holidays in 2017 and other major Russian holidays


Here is a list of main Russian holidays in 2017, including Russian public holidays, school holidays, and other widely celebrated holidays in Russia.

Top Russian festivals

Top festivals in Moscow and around Russia


The best of Russia's festivals celebrate the rich Russian culture, religion and history, alongside a vibrant mix of music, film, theatre, food and snow festivals.

30 facts about Russia

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How well do you know the Russians? This mix of informative and interesting facts will prepare you for living in Russia, or test your Russian knowledge!

Top 10 Russian foods and recipes


Explore the mouth-watering cuisine Moscow has to offer with these top 10 traditional Russian foods, or make them yourself using the recipes included.

Moscow facts

Moscow facts at a glance


Here are some quick facts on the Russian capital, Moscow.

Russia facts

Russia country factbook


A factual guide to history, politics, numbers, figures and statistics about Russia.

Emergency numbers in Moscow

Emergency numbers in Moscow


Here's a list of emergency numbers to call in case of an emergency in Moscow.

Pets in Moscow

Keeping pets in Moscow


Expatica's information on pets includes important matters such as relocating pets abroad, pet culture and pet services abroad.

Russian culture

Culture and social etiquette in Moscow

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Do you know how to greet a Russian? How vodka should be served? Here's our brief introduction guide to Russian culture and social etiquette in Russia.

Russian culture

Tips for understanding Russian culture


Cross-cultural coach Margarita Gokun Silver explains and ins and outs of understanding Russian culture, socially, culturally and actively.

Moscow transport

Moscow transport: Trains, metro, buses, and taxis in Moscow


Moscow has a large and well-developed network of public transport. Here’s a guide on how to get around the city using public transport in Moscow.

Russian history

Russia facts: History and geography


This factbook on Russia takes a brief look at Russian history and geography.

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