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According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Russia is the largest country in the world, spanning two continents and nine time zones. It is bordered by Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. The country is known for its vast expanse of land which is mostly characterized by flat plains and lowlands. The Ural Mountains form a natural border between Europe and Asia while the Caucasus Mountains stretch across the southern border of Russia. The educational system in Russia consists of four levels: primary education (ages 6-9), basic general education (ages 10-15), secondary general education (ages 16-17) and higher education. Primary education is compulsory and free for all citizens while basic general education lasts for four years with students being able to choose from academic or vocational tracks depending on their interests. Secondary general education also lasts for four years with students continuing on either an academic or vocational track. Higher education can be pursued at universities or institutes offering bachelor’s degrees in fields such as engineering, medicine, law and business administration among others. Additionally there are several private institutions offering quality higher education in English or other foreign languages to both local students and expatriates living in Russia. The adult literacy rate stands at around 99% according to a 2020 survey conducted by UNICEF. Overall, despite facing certain challenges due to its economic situation and lack of resources, the government has invested heavily in improving its educational infrastructure over recent years with a focus on providing quality education to its citizens as well as creating job opportunities for them through vocational training programs. See top-engineering-schools for Russia Population and Geography.

Russia Modern History

Russia is a country located in Eastern Europe. With the capital city of Moscow, Russia has a population of 145,934,473 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. For the next few years after World War II, Josef Stalin remained in power and society remained tightly controlled. Stalin’s successor Nikita Khrushchev took a softer line during… Read More »

Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (Russia)

According to biotionary.com, Yakutsk is the capital of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This is one of the largest ports on the Lena River and the largest city located in the permafrost zone. The city stands on the left bank of the Lena River in the Tuymaada valley. Yakutsk is one of the most ancient… Read More »

Russia Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink malaria no – Typhoid & Polio Yes – cholera no yellow fever no Overview A lower standard of medical care can be expected in the Russian Federation. This is especially true outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Anyone who is dependent on taking medication should take… Read More »

Russia Machiavellian Encyclopedia

The first concrete references to the texts of M. in Russia date back to the second half of the 17th century. It should be remembered, however, that historiography has nevertheless reread in ‘Machiavellian’ terms some moments of Russian political history of the 15th and 16th centuries. Among these moments is, for example, the reign of… Read More »

Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part II

5: Radicalization of Chechen separatists Most Russian foreign fighters in Syria come from Chechnya and Dagestan in the North Caucasus. Rebels in Chechnya have been aiming for independence from Russia since 1991, much to the concern of the central government in Moscow. The first Chechen war (1994–1996) ended with the Russian authorities withdrawing troops and… Read More »

Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s… Read More »

EU Neighborhood Policy Part II

6: Ukraine and Russia To date, the neighborhood policy has not contributed to peace and stability in the eastern neighborhood of the EU. In recent times, developments have been particularly negative in Ukraine. This is mainly due to an aggressive and reprehensible Russian policy towards the country. However, some believe that the EU is not… Read More »

Traveling in Russia

Russia – arrival Airplane: Aeroflot Russian International Airlines (SU) is the stateairline Of Russia. Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport is the most important transport hub. Numerous international airlines offer flights to and from Russia. For example, Lufthansa (LH), KLM (KL), Finnair (AY), CSA-Czech Airlines (OK), Vladivostok Air (XF), Austrian Airlines (OS), Air France (AF), Alitalia (AZ),British Airways(BA)… Read More »

Russia Vegetation

Russia, Russian Federation, abbreviation RF, Russian Federation, officially Russian Rossiskaja Federazija, state in Eastern Europe and North Asia (Siberia and Far East), with (2018) 144.5 million residents and 17 098 250 km 2 largest state in the world; The capital is Moscow. According to campingship, almost 50% of Russia’s area is forest-covered. Tundra, swamps, lakes… Read More »