Russian Federation (HCCM) - Arkhangelsk
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
350000
7000
Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine-General, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Surgery-General, Neurosurgery
February, March, April, October, February, March, April, May, August
12 SCOPE STUDENTS
2 SCORE STUDENTS
Student's canteen/pocket money
Dormitory
We accept students only with student visa.
www.nsmu.ru
LEOs
Arkhangelsk LEO
OVERVIEW

Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest Russian cities. It was founded in 1584 on the bank of the

Northern Dvina not far from the place where it flows into the White Sea. The importance of

the city has been remarkable: before the foundation of St. Petersburg Arkhangelsk was the only

“window” to Europe and the only seaport. The river Northern Dvina has been and still is very

important to the city. Surrounding river gives beautiful background to the city, it functions as an

important transportation route both of goods and passengers. Around the city and along the river

there is vast wetland area.

 

 

Nowadays Arkhangelsk is on of the largest scientific and cultural centers in the European

North. There are three universities: Pomor State University, Technical University, and Medical

University, and other institutions of education and research. There is International School of

Administration and College of Art and Music.

 

 

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The Northern State Medical University (NSMU) is the only institution offering higher education 
in medicine in the European North of Russia: the NSMU is the northernmost Medical University 
in Russia. The university got agreements with 6 governors of North-Western Russia. Not only 
for Arkhangelsk Region, but also for other areas of North-Western Russia (Vologda, Murmansk 
and Nenets regions; Komi and Karelia republics) the NSMU is a remarkable university center, 
which has nowadays approximately 5500 students – with PG students altogether 8000. The staff 
consists of 980 researches, teachers, academicians and professors. There are 18 faculties at the 
university. 


The history of the university starts more than 75 years ago: the Arkhangelsk Medical Institute 
was founded in 1932. In 1994 the name was altered to Medical Academy, until in year 2000 it 
was reorganized as university.
The NSMU has experience already for many years in cooperation with foreign partners. The 
university has partnership agreements, and regularly takes part in international conferences. 
The other international and multicultural element in the everyday life of the university is you, 
growing amount of international students. One of the most significant cities of Northern Russia 
hosts every year hundreds of students, coming from different parts of the world. 
In year 2000 in the NSMU was opened faculty for foreign students, but already in 1991/1992 the 
university received its first foreign students from India, Pakistan and Syria. Students represent 
different countries all over the world: India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, 
Azerbaidzhan, Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Angola, Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria and Peru.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

LC accept students on research exchange on the folowing scientific projects:

- Continuous monitoring of lactate in high-risk cardiac surgery

BOARDING
Student's canteen or pocket money.
LODGING

You will be offered an accommodation in the student dormitory no. 1. Rooms are furnished 
(table, chairs, beds, shelf, wardrobe) and are for 2-3 persons. Two rooms have common shower 
and toilet. Rooms are shared with other students of same gender, but in the same block there can 
be students of opposite gender as neighbors. In the student dormitory no. 1 there are common 
kitchens and laundries, and there are arranged common room in the first and third dormitories. 
Kitchen ware you should get yourself, and if you have your own computer, also Internet 
connection you will pay yourself. 

TRANSPORTATION
The distance from Moscow to Arkhangelsk is 1258 km and from Saint Petersburg 1147 
km. By plane it takes less than two hours to get to “the capital of Northern Russia”. Central 
bureau for air service is in address Voskresenskaya 116. Aeroflot-Nord is flying from and to 
Arkhangelsk, its ticket office is in address Pomorskaya 7. International airport is located to near 
to Arkhangelsk city, in Talagi, in twenty minutes driving from the city. You can get there by bus 
number 12. In Moscow the domestic airport is Domodedovo, in St. Petersburg Pulkova 2. 
To get in Arkhangelsk by train, it takes about 21 hours from Moscow and 24 hours from Saint 
Petersburg. From Moscow the trains leave from the Yaroslavskij station, and from St. Petersburg 
from Ladozhskij station. Railway station (address: 60-let Oktyabrya) square and Central bus 
station 23 (Gvardeysky division, 13) are near to each other and are located on the other end of 
Voskresenskaya Street.
SOCIAL PROGRAM

Free time you can spend in students’ clubs, theatres, cinemas, museums, concert halls, sports
clubs and discos. Also there is an opportunity to take part in cultural performances and scientific 
work on the chosen theme. Some of our students work as volunteers in different festivals in the 
city. Students have found themselves in many of the projects of professional activity in the field 
of medicine and health care.
You will find information about happenings in journals and magazines like “Magazine”. 
You can buy them from newspaper stores, but in some cafeterias you can get them for free. 
Naturally, other media is useful to get information about happenings. Follow notice boards at 
the university, there you’ll find tips about students’ program and events. See also chapter 8 for 
internet sites about the city of Arkhangelsk. To check what’s going on in the cultural scene, you 
can call to free number 006 (at 9:00–21:00). Calling from the mobile the number is 650 606 
or 655 600.For cultural program and free time activities organized by the university, see the 
chapters about Department of Russian Language and Student Club. 
Jazz music has special and recognized position in the field of popular culture of Arkhangelsk. 
Every year in September is held Jazz festival and in different clubs you can all year round 
listen to different jazz bands. Especially during the summer time there are arranged occasions 
for listening jazz music. Rock festivals are also arranged during the year. Concerts are held in 
Officers’ House (Dom Ofitserov, Troitsky pr. 118) or in City Cultural Center (Priorova St., 2, at 
pl Druzhby)

There are different kind of discos and night clubs to choose from. There are clubs 
for billiard and bowling as well. To name just a one, night club “M33” was chosen as the best 
amusement center in Russia in 2005.
There are Drama Theatre and Regional Youth Theatre in the city. The puppet theatre is famous 
and represents high artistic level in the whole country. In the region there are many interesting 
and old monasteries, from which the Solovetsk monastery is the most famous. In the city there 
are different kinds of museums: historical museum, museum of fine arts, museum of sea and 
arctic exploration and house museums representing the history of people living in Arkhangelsk. 
Exhibition hall is located in address Street of Cosmonauts .

MUST SEE

Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest Russian cities. It was founded in 1584 on the bank of the 
Northern Dvina not far from the place where it flows into the White Sea. The importance of 
the city has been remarkable: before the foundation of St. Petersburg Arkhangelsk was the only 
“window” to Europe and the only seaport. The river Northern Dvina has been and still is very 
important to the city. Surrounding river gives beautiful background to the city, it functions as an 
important transportation route both of goods and passengers. Around the city and along the river 
there is vast wetland area.

Nowadays Arkhangelsk is on of the largest scientific and cultural centers in the European 
North. There are three universities: Pomor State University, Technical University, and Medical 
University, and other institutions of education and research. There is International School of 
Administration and College of Art and Music.
Region Arkhangelsk belongs to so called Russian North Region, where Russian population has 
long traditions. These traditions and history you can get to know in different cultural institutions, 
many monasteries of the region, as well as in different kind of museums. 
Tourist Information Centre is located in address Svobody st., 8. Open on weekdays at 9 – 17:30. 
Here you can get useful information and tips where to travel and what to see in the Arkhangelsk 
region.
The city of Arkhangelsk is today rapidly growing and developing regional center. You can 
notice this when walking around the streets: new buildings for business and shopping centers 
are built all the time. Traditional and quite exceptional wooden architecture is reserved in well-known/famous and open air museum Malye Karely, where you can find centuries old wooden 
churches, houses and storages.

But traditions and history are vivid part of the town picture of 
Arkhangelsk. There are reserved and reconstructed wooden houses from 19th
of 20th  century.

Cozy houses are painted in Russian style using different colors and decorated 
with woodcarvings. Next to these buildings are typical houses and buildings from the soviet era, 
so the result is quite fascinating combination of old and new. 
Arkhangelsk boasts woodcarving, bone-carwing, decorative painting on wood, birch-bark 
processing, pattern weaving and embroidery, making clay toys and other folk handicrafts passed 
on from generation to generation.

Staying in good shape is not a problem, if it comes to gym halls and sport facilities in 

Arkhangelsk! There are many fitness clubs, sport centers and clubs to choose from. Depending 
on the season you can play football or ice hockey, go for skiing, bicycle etc. There are 
possibilities in indoor sports from tennis to volleyball and from step-aerobic to martial arts. 
Probably the best place for having a refreshing jogging with great view is along the river Norht 
Dvina.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We are looking forward to meet you and show you Arkhangelsk and our region,the pearl of the Russian North!