Russia, officially known as the Russian Federation is sovereign country located in Northern Eurasia. Russia is the largest country in the world covering more than one eighth of the land area. Moscow, the capital city of Russia is one of the largest cities of the world. The country shares its borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea.
Russia is a permanent member of many big organizations including United Nations Security Council, the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Not only this, Russia is also one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
According to the recent research, the Russian economy stands at the 12th position by nominal GDP and is the 6th largest by purchasing power parity. Russia's is also known to be the largest reserve of extensive mineral and energy resources in the world.
The education system of Russia has made a mark in terms of infrastructure, technology and quality of education. At present, Russia is one of the top destinations for international students who want to pursue their higher studies in medical and science abroad. The medical universities of Russia are well recognized all over the world. Russia is one of the fastest growing nations in the world. The standard of the medical universities in Russia is very high with a very low cost of living.
The government of Russia is spending a lot of effort in the development of the universities to maintain the standards of its higher medical education system. Russia is proud to announce that out of 100 top ranking Medical Universities in the list of "Directory of World Medical Schools" of WHO, 30 universities are from Russia. The students who complete their MBBS from the medical universities of Russia are working in the leading Hospitals around the world.
All the medical universities of Russia are accredited by the world’s major organizations like WHO, UNESCO & Medical Councils of many countries like U.S.A, U.K, Middle East, Australia, India, Canada etc. The complete duration of MBBS in Russia is 6 years in English medium. But if a student wants to study in Russian medium, the duration of MBBS in Russia is 7 years which includes 1 year as Russian Language Training.
Some of the top universities of Russia are:
1. Moscow State University
2. Tver State Medical University
3. Saint Petersburg State University
4. Orenburg State Medical University
5. Lomonosov Moscow State University
6. National Research University
Russia not only is a great destination for students, but also a beautiful country to be visited as a tourist. The cost of living is very affordable for international tourists. The people of Russia are very friendly and helping. Being a large country by area, Russia has diverse climatic conditions in various regions.