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Feel the spirit of Russia!

 

 

OVERVIEW

The world's largest and perhaps least understood country definitely deserves the visit of any inquisitive, adventurous person, whether it will be for short history- and museum-heavy trip through Moscow and St Petersburg's cultural treasures, or a more wide-ranging trip that could include an almost endless list of destinations: the mountains of the Caucasus, the beaches of the Black Sea, the vast Volga River, the endless tracts of Taiga in Siberia, magical Lake Baikal, or the volcanoes of Kamchatka.

While people often refer to the country simply as Russia, it's actually very much the Russian Federation - taking in over 100 different nationalities and languages, including Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist populations from Chechnya on the Georgian border to Arctic Chukotka, just a short distance from Alaska. Everything exists here on an inhuman scale, whether it's Moscow's vast eight-lane highways or the endless flat scenery of the Russian steppe. The vast distances involved mean that flying around is often the only reasonable way of getting around, although the country's famous Trans-Siberian railway is a great way to see more of the country if time allows.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Russia has a very low standard of compulsory state funded healthcare compared to Western Standards. Medical staff are adequately trained; however their talents cannot be fully used due to the lack of funds and medical equipment available. All citizens are entitled by law to equal access to healthcare, but old Soviet ways still prevail leading to inequality. Healthcare is free and is available to all citizens and registered long-term residents. Private healthcare is also available in the country, which is highly recommended. The Russian government oversees the health service and is trying to equalize the way that healthcare is given.

MEDICAL EDUCATION
Education in medical university or academy takes 6 years. After finals student obtains a diploma. Afterwards every postgraduate student must accomplish 1 or 2 years of postgraduate education (internship or residency consequently) in chosen speciality. During this time he/she works under the supervision of a doctor, attends seminars and lectures, performes clinical or laboratory work and gets no salary but only a scholarship. After 1 or 2 years of education student has to pass final exam in order to obtain doctor's certificate. One is able to work as a doctor on one's own only when certificate is obtained. Specialized secondary education is also available and takes from 2 to 3 years. Graduates are regarded as nurses or medical assistants consequently.
TRANSPORTATION
We have a wide net or railway and air transportation that provides connection within the country and abroad. Each city hss it's own system of public transportation, usually presented by buses, trams and trolleybuses. In bigger cities we have metro as the fastest public transportation. We also have regular trains that can take you for short distance to suburbs? between big cities and smaller ones. Useful links for public transportation service of Russia:
Sheremetyevo international airport (Moscow) - http://old.svo.aero/?act=part&pid=512 http://svo.aero/ 
Domodedovo international airport (Moscow) - http://www.domodedovo.ru/ 
Vnukovo international airport (Moscow) - http://www.vnukovo.ru/eng/index.wbp 
Pulkovo international airport (St.Petersburg) - http://www.pulkovoairport.ru/eng/ 
Koltsovo international airport (Ekaterinburg) - http://www.koltsovo.ru/?a=000001&lang=eng 
Ufa international airport (Ufa) - http://www.airportufa.ru/en/about/ 
Balandino international airport (Chelyabinsk) - http://www.aeroport-74.ru/ 
Bolshoe Savino international airport (Perm) - http://www.aviaperm.ru/ 
Omsk international airport - http://www.aeroomsk.ru/
Kurumoch international airport (Samara) - http://airport.samara.ru/ 
Russian railway system - http://eng.rzd.ru/ 
Moscow metro - http://engl.mosmetro.ru/ 
St.Petersburg metro - http://www.metro-spb.ru/ 
Ekaterinburg metro - http://www.emetro.ru/ 

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Most Russian cities have social lives comparable to New York City’s vibrant scene. In regard to the arts, Russia has always occupied a prominent spot on the world scene. The Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – these are considered to be some of the best art institutions in the world. In St. Petersburg alone there are 2,000 libraries, 221 museums, 80 theaters, 100 concert halls, 45 art galleries, 62 movie theaters, and 80 nightclubs, and over 100 concerts, shows and festivals each year. If that isn’t enough to occupy your time, Russians place great importance on friends and family, resulting in anniversary and birthday celebrations that will blow you away.
MUST SEE

Territories of our country are endless and there are thousands of beautifull and autentic places, but if you gonna come to russian land there are some TOP 10 places to see: 

1. Moscow - of cource russian capital shows magnificence and the poverty of Russian way
2. Saint Petersburg - 2nd capital, "Nothern Palmyra"
3. Kazan - ancient city of unique confluence of orthodox and muslim cultures.
4. Golden Ring tour - if you wish to experience the calm, beauty and profundity of the Russian faith you should go on tour around cities which geographically situated in a circle or "ring" and are famouse for their unique monasteries and churches of the 12th-17th centuries, these cities have rather poetic names: Sergiyev Posad, Alexandrov, Kostroma, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Uglich, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, Suzdal and Vladim
5. City of Veliky Novgorod - city called "museum of architecture"
6. Volga cruise - enjoy the beauty and energy of one of the most famouse rivers
7. Lake Baikal – the pearl of Siberia
8. Yekaterinburg – traditional churches and Soviet avant-garde. The city combines two delights in one – ideal for those who want to see traditional Orthodox churches whilst exploring the architectural style of the builders of the “new world” who tried to destroy these very churches.
9. Sochi – health resort on the Black seashore and the Olympic capital
10. Trans-Siberian Railway - You need strong nerves to go on a train journey around Eurasia. Not everyone can spend almost a week in an enclosed space on wheels. However, those brave souls who do make the journey are rewarded by seeing 80 cities, the Volga River, Ural Mountains, Baraba steppe with its ominous clouds, Yenisei River, Barguzinsky Mountains, the woods of Siberia, Khekhtsir Range and Lake Baikal. Your journey will leave you with vivid memories, while the constant motion of the train will stay with you for days after. 

 

 

 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
The national character of Russian people are very controversial. Only Russian can hope for the best but always prepare for the worst. Be prepared to Russia - a country of contrasts.
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