Moscow City or "Москва" spelt in Russian, is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific centre in Russia and in Eastern Europe. lying in the centre of what is known as European Russia with estimated population of over 14 million inhabitants.

The Globalization and World Cities Research Network has ranked Moscow as a Alpha global city and The MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index classes

Moscow as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. It really does has to be classed as impressive. Moscow is one of the world's largest urban economies and is the worlds 5th largest city.


Being a city of contrasts with examples being ancient monasteries standing side by side with state of the art skyscrapers to ads boards on the skyline is with monumental Stalin buildings or sleek sports cars stuck in the same traffic jams as battered old Ladas from a different time. New Russian millionaires sip cocktails in the latest cafe while poverty-stricken pensioners shuffle by.


People say, "There's is Russia, and then there is Moscow". It's like an exaggerated version of everything there is to Russia. Being a foreigner in this city is a challenging but incredibly enriching experience, and without a doubt, a very exciting place to be!


For many, the expat life revolves around Moscow, for others it is the first place but not the last to visit in the largest country in the world.  The change of pace with moving from ones home nation mixed with the tastes and sounds of the big bear make for a more interesting life and the settled expat is born.


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