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Russia

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. MOSCOW
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Novosibirsk
  4. Yekaterinburg
  5. Nizhniy Novgorod
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Major Languages

  1. Russian
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Population

  1. 138,082,178
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Currency

  1. Russian rubles (RUB)
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Climate

  1. Ranges
  2. Subarctic
  3. Winters
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Major religions

  1. Russian Orthodox
  2. Muslim
  3. Christian

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. All foreign nationals need a visa to travel to the Russian Federation. You cannot enter Russia without a tourist, student or business visa. It is crucial that you follow the guidelines issued by the Russian Consulate in London. If your stay in Russia is to be longer than two to three days, your passport must be registered and stamped at the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within one week of arrival. Once you are in Russia, travelling out and in again may breach the conditions of your visa, which is one of the common frustrations experienced by expats living in the country. It is more common to apply for further permits while living in Russia.
  2. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1006.html
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Rate of immigration

  1. 0.29

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. Grand Cascade in Peterhof
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 22.69 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. No Information
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. No Information
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. No Information
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. No Information
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. $9902

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 93.4%
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Main Industries

  1. Oil
  2. Gas
  3. Chemicals
  4. Metals
  5. Defense industries including radar
  6. Missile production
  7. Advanced electronic components
  8. Road and rail transportation equipment
  9. Agricultural machinery
  10. Tractors
  11. Electric power generating and transmitting equipment
  12. Medical and scientific instruments
  13. Consumer durables
  14. Textiles
  15. Foodstuffs
  16. Handicrafts
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Major Companies

  1. Gazprom
  2. Lukoil
  3. Rosneft Oil
  4. TNK-BP International
  5. Sberbank
  6. Sistema
  7. Surgutneftegas
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Minimum Wage

  1. 4,330 Russian rubles per month, essentially an accounting reference for calculating transfer payments


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