Choosing Russia As A Study Destination
Post 1. Russia at a glance
Dear friends, we are so happy that you’ve taken an interest in education in Russia. High-quality education and affordable tuition fees attract more and more young people from all over the world. Today, around 300,000 international students are pursuing their education in Russia. This figure is expected to increase to 400,000 in five years. Talented young people are always welcome in this multinational country with rich cultural traditions and great history! We don’t want to bother you with long descriptions, so we’ve made a selection of interesting facts about Russia and Russian education. We hope that this information will help you feel more confident about your choice.
Russia is one of the world’s leading sports nations. There are a vast number of sports events where students participate as volunteers.
Russia boasts a rich cultural heritage, unique art collections, impressive architectural monuments. There are special days when students can visit the largest Russian museums totally free of charge.
In Russia, tastes depend on the region. The most popular Russian dishes are Russian cabbage soup, pelmeni (meat dumplings), porridge, stuffing pies, pancakes, vinegret (beetroot salad), fruit and berry preserves, kvass, Russian aspic, ukha (fish soup), okroshka (cold kvass soup). No student will remain hungry – everyone can find something delicious for themselves.
Million cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg (it is considered the cultural capital), Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Voronezh, Perm, and Volgograd.
Top 10 regions for quality of life*
- Saint Petersburg
- Moscow Region
- Republic of Tatarstan
- Belgorod Region
- Krasnodar Territory
- Voronezh Region
- Leningrad Region
- Kaliningrad Region
- Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area – Yugra
These regions boast the highest living standards, good salaries, low unemployment, good ecology and climate, decent healthcare, and a well-developed transport network.
* According to a study by the RIA Novosti state news agency for 2020.
Areas Of Russia`s Domination In The World
Russia ranks in TOP 5 in many areas of human activity. Let’s look at the most interesting areas:
The defense industry, aviation industry, and shipbuilding. Russia has the world’s second-largest (after the USA) military-industrial sector. It holds the top spot in many areas of production and technology.
Metro transport. Russia ranks fifth in the world by the total length of metro lines (after China, the USA, South Korea, and Japan). The Moscow Metro ranks fourth in the world by length, including Moscow Central Circle (after the Shanghai Subway, the Beijing Subway, and the London Tube, 2016), sixth in the world by the number of passengers, and seventh in the world by the number of stations (2015). Russian metro systems, especially those in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, are among the most beautiful ones in the world and include a huge variety of engineering solutions on station and track designs.
Space. For many years, Russia has been a leader by the number of space launches. Since 2011, it has been the only country that carries out regular manned spaceflights. Russia operates the world’s largest number of cosmodromes including Baikonur in Kazakhstan and the unique Sea Launch floating cosmodrome in the Pacific Ocean.
International broadcasting. The RT channel broadcasts in English, Spanish, and Arabic languages, it is accessible to over 700 million viewers all over the world and is the most-watched news channel on YouTube (over 3 billion views).
Mobile communication. Russia ranks fifth in the world by the number of mobile phones used (their number is 1.5 times higher than the number of people living in Russia). Mobile communication in Russia is one of the best and the cheapest in the world.
Cybersecurity. Kaspersky Anti-virus and other products of the Laboratory are used by over 400 million people all over the world and hold top spot in the cybersecurity market in Europe.
Archeology. Modern Russian archaeology is one of the most successful in the world, and Russian archaeologists constantly make epoch-making discoveries.
Animated cartoons. Modern Russian cartoons are among the best and popular ones in the world. For example, the Masha and the Bear Russian cartoon was broadcast on the channels of almost 60 countries and is the most-watched cartoon on YouTube. Animated feature films of the Melnitsa studio (Three Bogatyrs, Ivan Tsarevich, and others) are also big hits. Many of them have won a lot of prizes at international festivals.
National language.The Russian language ranks fourth in the world by the degree of impact and the number of translations from it.
Source: Ruxpert (Russian Expert)