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Learn Russian in Russia

Study Russian in Russia, the largest country in the world and the land of the Tsars, ballet and vodka.

This huge country is full of contrasts: here you can find busy modern cities, amazing onion-domed cathedrals, incredible arts and music, expansive Siberian landscapes, ski resorts and serene lakeside retreats. Visit Moscow or St Petersburg to see some incredible national treasures, glittering palaces and to go to the world-famous ballet and opera houses. For beautiful landscapes, head to Lake Baikal, one of the world’s oldest geographical features and an Eastern Siberian highlight. Alternatively, if you are looking for a taste of Russian life outside the city, try the towns of Suzdal or Pskow to see some beautiful churches and wooden cottages.

Although vodka is the popular drink throughout the country, Russian cuisine is much more diverse, varying from region to region. Some popular dishes include: cold soups containing sour milk such as okroshka (окро́шка) or tyurya (тю́ря); pelmeni (пельмени), a type of dumpling in which a minced meat filling is wrapped in a thin dough; and, for special occasions, blini (блины́), thin pancakes. For a drink without vodka's kick, try kvass (квас), an ancient bread-based beverage flavored with fruit or herbs that contains a minimal amount of alcohol. 


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Russia - Travel Guide

Find out about the required documentation for entry into your destination country. It is mandatory to have appropriate medical insurance during the entire duration of your stay abroad.

Safety and security
The security situation is subject to changes over time. We therefore recommend that you visit the website gov.uk or travel.state.gov for further information.

For general health information we recommend travelhealthpro.org.uk and fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

Currency: Rubel (= 100 Kopeken)

Typically in Russia the etiquette is to tip anywhere between 10% and 15% of the bill. Tip in cash, and give it directly to the waiter. Many restaurants don't accept credit cards.

On the website numbeo you can find more information about the cost of living in Russia.

In Russia the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Russia.