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Studying abroad is a dream for so many medical students. However, the stiff competition and limited seats stall the dream of more than three fourths of them. With students having very limited options to conquer their medical aspirations in India, studying abroad is a lucrative option. 

But it is certain that students have thousands of questions bubbling in their heads before taking the dive. 

Russia is one country where students go and study MBBS abroad. Let’s take a look at what Russia offers students.

ABOUT
Russia or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, the ninth-most populous country, as well as the most populous country in Europe. The country is one of the world's most sparsely populated and urbanized. About half of the country's total area is forested.

RUSSIA IS WHERE YOUR DREAMS MEET REALITY

PEOPLE

The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse. Most are ethnic Russians, but there also are more than 120 other ethnic groups present, speaking many languages and following disparate religious and cultural traditions. Most of the Russian population is concentrated in the European portion of the country, especially in the fertile region surrounding Moscow, the capital. 

Moscow and St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) are the two most important cultural and financial centres in Russia and are among the most picturesque cities in the world.
Russians are also populous in Asia, however; beginning in the 17th century, and particularly pronounced throughout much of the 20th century, a steady flow of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people moved eastward into Siberia, where cities such as Vladivostok and Irkutsk now flourish.

The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse. Most are ethnic Russians, but there also are more than 120 other ethnic groups present, speaking many languages and following disparate religious and cultural traditions. Most of the Russian population is concentrated in the European portion of the country, especially in the fertile region surrounding Moscow, the capital. Moscow and St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) are the two most important cultural and financial centres in Russia and are among the most picturesque cities in the world.
Russians are also populous in Asia, however; beginning in the 17th century, and particularly pronounced throughout much of the 20th century, a steady flow of ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking people moved eastward into Siberia, where cities such as Vladivostok and Irkutsk now flourish.

CULTURE

Russian culture has a long and rich cultural history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. While outsiders may see the country as drab, Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. culture places a high value on the homeland and on family.

POPULATION

Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of territory, with a total area of 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 square kilometers). By comparison, the United States comprises 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 square km).

According to 2016 data by The World Bank, the population of Russia is more than 144,000,000, a decline since its peak of 148,689,000 in 1992.Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of territory, with a total area of 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 square kilometers). By comparison, the United States comprises 3,794,100 square miles (9,826,675 square km).

LANGUAGES

While Russian is the official language, many Russians also speak English as a second language.The most popular one  is Dolgang, spoken by more than 5.3 percent of the country's population other minority languages include Tartar, Ukrainian, Chuvash, Bashir, Mordvin and Chechen. Although these minority populations account for a small percentage of the overall Russian population, these languages are prominent in regional areas.

FOOD

Foods focus on the flavors favored over generations. Special holiday foods in Russia, like kulich and paska, grace tables seasonally, and their preparation and consumption are surrounded by ritual. Most people are familiar with Russian vodka, that clear, flavorless spirit that encourages conversation and warms the blood. But Russians are also avid tea drinkers, and Russian tea culture is as strong as vodka culture.

FAMILY CULTURE

Russian families don't differ drastically from families around the world. Both the mother and father typically work, and children go to school (where they typically learn English and other languages) to prepare them for university. The babushka, the Russian grandmother, fills the role of the wise woman, curator of memories and traditions, and baker of favorite comfort foods.
Russian families sometimes keep a dacha, or summer cottage, where they escape for the weekends or the summer and where they tend vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

When addressing friends or family, it's important to know a little about Russian names, which don't follow English-language conventions. First names are followed by a middle name that's based on the father's given name, followed by a suffix such as -ova or -evich.

TRADITION

Russian culture is often tradition-driven. Traditions govern everything from how many flowers to give a woman (the more the merrier, but remember to always give an odd number of flowers as even numbers are for funerals) to how to drink a bottle of vodka (typically for a specific reason, like a birthday or closing a business deal).

HOLIDAY

Standard Western holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Easter are celebrated in Russia, but other holidays take on special emphasis, like Victory Day (May 9) and International Women's Day (March 8.) Russian holidays also uniquely recognize Russian achievements and events; for example, Cosmonaut Day (April 12) celebrates Russia's achievements in space exploration.

LANGUAGE

The Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, with 33 letters. These letters are derived from an old Slavic alphabet developed when Cyril and Methodius spread Christianity to the southern Slavic people in the 9th century. When traveling in Russia, it helps to know which letters in the Cyrillic alphabet are analogous to Latin letters. This makes reading signs and maps easier.

LITERATURE

Russia has one of the great literary cultures and languages. Most people are familiar with Leo Tolstoy, who wrote the formidable War and Peace and Fyodor Dostoevsky, who wrote another weighty book, Crime and Punishment. Theatergoers still laugh at Anton Chekhov's plays, and poetry enthusiasts swoon over the verses of Alexander Pushkin. Russians take their literature very seriously, and many Russians can easily recite passages from famous works at the drop of a hat.

ARTS AND CRAFT

Handcrafted souvenirs make wonderful gifts and home decorations. The most well-known Russian craft is the matryoshka doll, or painted nesting doll. Finely decorated lacquer boxes also make special souvenirs. 

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN RUSSIA

The government coordinates education in Russia, ensuring that general education is free for everyone. Most schools are state schools but private schools have also popped up in recent years. Education usually begins with pre-school before the age of six, although it is not compulsory. Children typically go to kindergartens or other preschools that focus on both intellectual and physical activities. The next step is primary school, which is part of the general education program.

General education in Russia has three stages: primary education, which lasts for four years; basic general education lasting for five years and secondary education which lasts for two to three years.

Russian general education focuses on the intellectual, emotional, moral, and physical development of the individual. It aims to develop the abilities that allow a student to adapt to life in society, as well as helping individuals to make conscious choices concerning professional education.

General education normally consists of 34 weeks of study per year and 27 to 36 hours of study per week. In general, the academic year runs from 1 September to the beginning of June. School examinations are in June.

The language of instruction is Russian in all state-accredited educational institutions, except in pre-schools. Citizens of the Russian Federation also have the right to receive their basic general education in their native languages.

General education is compulsory. The basic curriculum has some compulsory topics, such as the Russian language, foreign languages, mathematics, history, politics, and natural sciences. Every school designs its own curriculum, which is based on state requirements; individual schools have their own optional disciplines, however. In Moscow, there are also schools that specialize in certain subjects, such as maths, music, arts, and sports. These schools can also offer extra education for children, alongside the general courses.

EXAMS
After completing primary and basic general education, the students participate in final examinations. They receive a Certificate of Basic General Education, Attestat ob Osnovom Obshchem Obrazovani, which entitles the student to attend secondary general education, vocational education, or to non-university level higher education.

After completing the secondary general education, the students need to pass the state final attestation (final examinations), after which they will be awarded a Certificate of Secondary General Education, Attestat ob Sredem Obshchem Obrazovanii. This school leaving certificate will allow students to continue to higher education: either vocational education or both non-university and university level education.

ADVANTAGES OF EDUCATION IN RUSSIA

Russia has the most educated population in the world, outperforming Canada, Japan, Israel and the USA. More than half of Russians have higher education qualifications. More than 270,000 people from 168 countries come to study at Russian universities. 
There are a lot of advantages to study in Russia, here are just a few: 
The country is best known for its strong academic schools in physics, mathematics and natural sciences. 

Russia is a recognised world leader in training mathematicians, physicists, chemists, geologists, engineers, programmers, physicians, and specialists in other natural sciences. 
International applicants can choose from: 741 universities in 82 regions of the country, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok; More than 400 fields of study, from mathematics and natural sciences to the dramatic arts; More than 650 subjects in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist and Postgraduate Programmes (medical traineeships, postgraduate military courses), and internships and assistantships.

Optimum Ratio of Price and Quality of Education Self-funded study is much cheaper at Russian universities than the equivalent in the USA, Canada and the UK, and in terms of the level of training provided, leading Russian universities compete on par with educational institutions in the West. 

In 2020, the cost of studying at Russian universities in full-time Bachelor’s Degree Programmes started from 83,000 roubles a year (1,186 US dollars), depending on the subject studied (according to the standards established by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation). The maximum tuition fee at the most prestigious universities in the capital was as high as 586,000 roubles a year (8,371 US dollars), according to data from ratings agency Expert1.

Russian universities offer different Russian language programmes, including courses, summer schools, and distance learning. In preparatory courses, international students take a year-long course in the Russian language and, for students who are enrolled in state-funded places (government scholarships), it is provided free of charge.

In other words, by studying in Russia you can receive a Russian diploma and a diploma from a European university. Comfortable and Well-Equipped Campuses and Dormitories In terms of study facilities, Russian universities are a match for many western universities. High-level equipment for laboratories, scientific centres and study facilities are now a reality of student life today.. Russia is home to more than 200 ethnic groups that speak more than 100 different languages and dialects. The Russian constitution guarantees freedom of conscience: Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Judaists, and representatives of other faiths peacefully coexist here.

The country's multinational and ethnic structure illustrates the diversity of all spheres of life, from cultural to domestic. Unsurprisingly, many foreigners arriving in Russia feel at home here. Russian universities are proud of their long experience in the training and acclimatisation of international students: supervisory programmes are arranged for first-year students and there is an established network of student communities. Different Climate Zones Russia is a vast country where you can choose not only a course of study or university, but even your preferred climate – from a moderate continental climate in the European part of the country to the subtropical Black Sea coast of the CaucasuS.

LEGACY

Country has hosted international sporting events on many occasions; in 2014, it hosted the Winter Olympics in Sochi and a Formula 1 race; the FIFA World Cup was held in 2018, the 2020 Winter Universiade was the next major event on the calendar. Four UEFA Euro 2020 matches, the Ball Hockey World Championship and the World Chess Olympiad will take place in 2020.

STUDENT LIFE

Exciting Student Life Students in Russia are never short of something to do after class. They take part in sports competitions, contests, student festivals and other recreational events. Universities have their own student theatres, sports teams, volunteer associations and student construction teams. A unique creative outlet for Russian students is the humorous KVN games tourists visit every year. However, this is merely the tip of the iceberg on the list of things worth seeing. 30 Russian cultural sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to the Kremlin and Red Square, the UNESCO list includes the monuments of Novgorod, Suzdal, Vladimir, the Holy Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, Lake Baikal, the volcanoes of Kamchatka, the Golden Mountains of Altai, the Novodevichy Convent, the Curonian Spit, and others. Many universities organise trips for students
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Now, we have spoken enough.

Come and discover Russia yourself!