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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?
How is it possible to travel within Russia?
Can I open a bank account in Russia?
The Russian banking system remains small and somewhat fragmented but is improving. Expats are able to open a bank account in Russia, but most choose to bank with an international bank in Russia rather than opting for a local bank. ATMs are widely available. Although the country remains a largely cash-based economy, most establishments in the main towns and cities accept credit cards.
Are you an expat living in Russia?
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