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Last update on November 15, 2019

Here’s an introduction to life in Russia, focusing on the capital city of Moscow. Discover more about shopping in Russia, getting to know Russian people, entering into the world of expat dating and finding new hobbies.

Russian people

First coined in 1929 by an Austrian psychologist, the term ‘lifestyle’ reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group, which includes social relations, consumption, entertainment, and dress. Being an expat, of course, is a lifestyle in and of itself. At Expatica Moscow, we have all the articles you need when it comes to sculpting the expat life that’s good for you. This brief guide will help you get your new life in Russia started.

Life in Russia as an expat

Expat life engenders an international outlook coupled with an ability to blend relatively ‘seamlessly’ into other cultures. “Members” of the expat culture club are hard to spot; after all, expat living is an experience, not an identity. Even though the expat lifestyle can become exhausting, from dating to home living, Expatica has tips for men and women on how to make it work.

Your lifestyle as an expat might also encompass children, and Expatica Moscow offers plenty of help with keeping a family climate healthy and positive. According to recent research, third culture kids (TCKs, or children who have grown up living abroad) “hide themselves in an attempt to blend into constantly changing surroundings.” Don’t be surprised if you find repatriating the most difficult acceptance of all for your kids.

Fashion and shopping in Russia

Shopping in Russia

How you shop and what you buy certainly helps to define your ‘image’, and expats will be influenced by what’s on offer in Moscow no matter how much they resist. Read how to look slimmer in your clothes and more about shopping in Moscow.

Home decoration is key to the heart of comfort, so see how a little spring cleaning can do wonders for success. Whether you’re planning on renting or buying a house, it’s important to make it feel like home, to allow you to settle into other aspects of life such as your career quicker.

Meeting Russian people

Flirting across cultures requires just a little thought, and in the era of text messaging and social networking, the approach has changed somewhat. Join Expatica Moscow dating site to increase your chances of meeting like-minded internationals.

Get to grips with the Russian culture to gain a better understanding of Russian people and what to expect from the social scene. Overall, enjoy the experience of life abroad — a once in a lifetime opportunity.