Russia:

Capital: Moscow

Area: 17,098,246 Square Kilometers.

Population: 144.5 Million (2017)

Currency: Russian Ruble

Official Languages: Russian

Date Format: YYYY-MM-DD

Main Cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Samara, Ufa, Veliky Novgorod, Saratov, Tver, Tula, Ryazan, Kirov, Penza

Russia is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited. About 77% of the population live in the Western European part of the country. Russia’s capita city Moscow is one of the largest city of the world. Russia’s economy ranks as the 12th largest by nominal GDP. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia bordering countries are Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea. There is also a border dispute over the Kuril Islands with Japan, but it would be a border within the ocean. They also have some islands near the US and Alaska is pretty close to them, but there is no physical border either. They also border some newly formed states/countries like Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Donetsk, and Luhansk/Lugansk.

Education system of Russia divided into three stages: primary education, which last for 4 years, basic general education lasting for 5 years and secondary education lasts 2 to 3 years. In 2016 the US company Bloomberg rated Russia’s higher education as the third-best in the world, measuring the percentage of high-school graduates who go on to attend college, universities, the annual science and engineering graduates as a percentage of all college graduates, and science and engineering graduates as a percentage of the labor market.

Than why not to study in Russia. Language is a only a barrier over there but student can join the Russian Language classes which will be advantage for students. In 2014, Russia ranked as the 6th most popular destination for international students. According to former Chief Economist of World Bank Joseph Stiglitz has stated that one of the good things that Russia inherited from the Soviet era was “high level of education. Especially in technical areas so important for the New Economy.

Universities and Colleges in Russia:

Universities Colleges
Moscow State University Higher School of Economics
Saint Petersburg State University Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Kazan Federal University Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography
People’s Friendship University Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
ITMO University Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS
Tomsk State University Humanitarian Institute
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Moscow Aviation Institute
Bauman Moscow State Technical University  
Ural Federal University  
Moscow Technological University  
Kutafin Moscow State Law University  
Synergy University  
Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University  

Facts about Russia:

  • Russia is world’s largest country by area.
  • Russia has the world’s longest railway.
  • Russia lies in both Europe and Asia, one quarter of its territory is in Europe and three quarter is in Asia.
  • Moscow is the home of billionaires than almost any other cities.
  • Russians are the world’s fourth biggest drinkers behind Belarus, Moldova and Lithuania.
  • Russia is home to Oymyakon, the coldest inhabited place on Earth. On 6th February 1933, its weather station recorded a temperature of -67.8 °C.
  • Russia has one of the deadliest lakes in the world. Lake Karachay near the Russian Urals city of Chelyabinsk is a dumping ground for nuclear waste and is so radioactive that standing beside it for an hour would almost certainly kill you.
  • Russia is almost as big as Pluto: 17 million sq km compared to Pluto at 17.6 million sq km.