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History of Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Russia

For most Europeans and Americans, Christmas remains the main winter holiday. Of course, New Year's Eve is celebrated all over the world, however, the most cheerful and richest gifts for celebrations still...
Buying real estate in Russia for permanent residence

Is it possible to obtain citizenship by buying real estate in Russia?

Obtaining citizenship when buying a real estate in Russia is impossible. However, the ownership of a house or an apartment can be an added advantage when considering citizenship or residence permit.
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10 facts about the Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg

June 3rd, 2020 marks the 97th anniversary of the opening of the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg. Below are ten facts about this unique museum.
International Women's Day in Russia

International Women’s Day in Russia

The celebration of International Women's Day in modern Russia is primarily associated with an extra day off and obligatory flowers and gifts for women, while the initial political and social meanings of...
foreigners buy real estate in Russia

How can a foreigner buy an apartment in Russia?

What are non-obvious problems that a foreigner who plans to buy an apartment in Russia will have to face? Below are the most common questions that are often asked by non-residents planning...
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Tours in the factories of St. Petersburg

Tourists and residents of St. Petersburg and can visit the factories of the largest companies in the city with a guided tour. This is a unique opportunity to find out how the...
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Soviet expressionism exhibition in the Russian Museum

The exhibition in the Russian Museum is called "The Echo of Expressionism. The Art of Leningrad in the Middle - Second Half of the Twentieth Century", the duration is January 23 —...
Affordable housing in Russia

Affordable housing in Russia

Russia is ahead of Western countries in terms of housing affordability. However, the quality of the urban environment and the level of comfort of housing are low.
Russian universities for foreign students

Top 5 Russian universities for foreign students

The number of applications from foreign students in Russia increased by 20 percent in 2019. Almost 115 thousand international applicants decided to get higher education in Russia in 2019.
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Coworking market in St. Petersburg is predicted to grow

In St. Petersburg, there are more than 50 coworking centers, flexible office spaces, and anti-cafes, experts say. Development of the coworking market in 2020 expected. More specialized flexible spaces will appear in...

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