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Expats moving to Russia are likely to have a number of questions about life in their new home. Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about relocating to Russia.
Do I need a car in Russia?
Is it worth learning Russian?
How safe is Russia?
What are the options for travelling around Russia?
Can I open a bank account in Russia?
The Russian banking system has undergone significant improvements in recent years. Online banking is now offered by many banks and credit cards are accepted at establishments throughout major towns and cities, although cash is still used widely in the more rural areas. Expats are able to open a bank account in Russia, but many choose to bank with an international bank rather than a local bank. ATMs are widely available.
Are you an expat living in Russia?
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