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Education in Russia
Russia is considered to be one of the leading countries in terms of providing high quality of education in strong academic traditions; no doubt there are thousands of foreigners striving for getting admission to Russian universities that offer numerous educational programs in multiple disciplines of technical and humanitarian spheres.
Despite graduate programs one can apply for an MBA program in the leading universities of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad.
There are language centers within many Russian universities that provide short and long-term Russian language courses. Among the most well known ones are Moscow State University, People's Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Chelyabinsk State University, Ural State University (Yekaterinburg) Saratov State Medical University, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk) and other universities in Russian cities - Volgograd, Tula, Rostov, etc. Almost all state universities offer international exchange programs giving their students opportunities to share their experience with international students and gain more knowledge and practical skills abroad.
One can find multiple language schools throughout the country with a wide range of offers as regards to Russian language studies both in groups and individually.
Online distance learning becomes more popular as well, so while residing in your home country you have a great chance to study Russian with a native speaker online and later apply to one of Russian universities to take up an educational course.
Under the initiative of foreign students in Russia, universities support and the assistance of the Ministry of Education, the Association of Foreign Students in Russia (http://en.russia.edu.ru/) with its branch offices in major Russian cities was founded during the recent decades.
During the time of study in Russia foreign students do not miss a chance to experience the unique Russian hospitality, the history and the culture of the country reflected in the sacred heritage left for later generations, to be enchanted by the authentic beauty of Russian nature, as well as its cities and towns comprising ancient and modern architectural styles.
Here are some links that you may find useful when searching for educational institutions in Russia:
Office of Overseas Schools, Department of State, www.state.gov/m/a/os, provides a Directory of Schools and Regional Education Associations listing American International Schools abroad, including Russia
Anglo-American School of Moscow, www.aas.ru/index.cfm
Anglo-American School of St. Petersburg, www.aas.ru/stpetersburg.cfm
Embassy of India School, Moscow, http://www.kendriyavidyalaya-moscow.org
Italian School, http://www.schoolitalia.ru/
Italian Culture Institute in Moscow, http://www.iicmosca.esteri.it/IIC_Mosca
Italian Culture Institute in St. Petersburg, http://www.iicsanpietroburgo.esteri.it/IIC_SanPietroburgo/
American Center in Moscow, www.amc.ru
German Culture Center, Goethe Institut, http://www.goethe.de/ins/ru/mos/deindex.htm