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Moving to Moscow

Expat guide: Setting up life in Moscow


Here's a brief guide to getting started in Moscow, from where to go for visa and banking information to handling Russian business culture and managing Moscow culture shock.

Russian driver's licence

Exchanging your driver’s licence in Moscow


If you're living in Moscow long-term, you may need to exchanging your foreign driver’s licence for a Russian driver’s licence to legally drive in Moscow.

Moving to Moscow

Prepare for Moscow culture shock


Culture shock is a normal reaction to being in a new, unknown environment. Here are some tips on how to handle Moscow culture shock, adapted from the School of Russian and Asian Studies guide.

The common challenges of expat repatriation

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Moving to Russia

Relocation options for moving to Russia


If you're moving to Moscow or Russia, what's the best way to send your furniture, belongings or car? Read about air freight, shipping and international relocation to Russia.

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope


Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

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