How Does Cancer Care In Russia Compare With The USA?

Overall, oncological care in the public sector in the USA is substantially better than in the public healthcare system in Russia. Russian healthcare suffers from a number of challenges: poor infrastructure, overcrowding, corruption and underfunding. In saying this, the quality of the actual medical provision is often good, and Russian oncological research is forging ahead. … Read more

Complementary Therapies In Russia And How To Access Them

There are a number of complementary therapies available in Russia, from Eastern healing therapies to traditional Russian forms of relaxation. If you are living and working in the country, then you may want to learn more about your options.The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widespread in Russia and can be found in … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Russia

Over recent years, the Russian banking system has had to navigate a tumultuous financial landscape, from the significant fall of the Russian Ruble and political instability to various international sanctions. The Russian banking system comprises two main parts: commercial banks and the central bank (Sberbank Rossii, Russian Savings Bank). Most commercial banks offer current and … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Russia

Russia is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and stretching down to Northern Asia. Its vast landmass covers an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), making it the largest country in the world. In fact, the expanse of Russia accounts for one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. It encompasses eleven different … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Russia

Russia is a vast and fascinating country, and a popular destination for both tourism and employment. However, its bureaucracy can be challenging, and obtaining a visa is not always straightforward. Read on to learn about the processes involved.Will I need a visa? If you are from Britain, the USA, the EU, or a number of … Read more

How To Find A Job In Russia

Russia is a vast and fascinating country to live and work in, with a wide range of opportunities for expats seeking employment, from teaching English to the oil and gas industry to engineering or finance. The political situation is not always positive, but on the whole, Westerners will find themselves welcomed by ordinary Russians. Moscow … Read more

Russian Visas: A 2018 Guide

Obtaining the correct visa for a trip to Russia can be confusing, as there are many options to choose from. Our guide to the process will answer all your questions. Who Needs A Visa People from countries that have bilateral and multilateral agreements with Russia such as Ukraine and Belarus do not require a visa. … Read more

Dan, Moscow

Who are you? My name is Dan and I’m now a 31 year old guy with a Russian wife and almost 3 year old, I first started going to Russia way back in 2004 to master the language and I ended up staying for about 10 years (with the odd 4-5 month spell in the … Read more

Russia – Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Russia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Moscow Expat ParentsFacebook Page An essential source … Read more