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Moscow



Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes. - Oct 31, 2017
Yes, you get great money here and there is plenty of support. - Sep 26, 2016
Yes. - May 17, 2016
Yes, definitely! - Sep 11, 2015
Yes I would. - Jun 30, 2015
It's funny, we were so ready to leave in January (a lot of the personnel working in the Embassy are Type As), but now I really miss Moscow. I miss having seasons and the countless amounts of activities available and green places/parks to take our dog. - Oct 14, 2014
Yes. - Feb 17, 2014
Definitely not - I was really excited about this assignment but the Embassy is very bureaucratic and that has led to low morale for many people, myself included. Moscow isn't a bad city though. - Nov 13, 2013
No - the work is fascinating, but the people are simply too hostile, and the poor food and weather makes it worse. - Jul 28, 2013
Probably. But two years will be plenty. Expats from countries other than the U.S. will probably have a different experience here. - Jul 18, 2013
Yes! - Jan 13, 2013
Sure. I might consider it again after the construction is done. - Mar 14, 2012
YES! - May 29, 2011
Absolutely. This is a fascinating city and country, and there is much to experience here. - Jan 1, 2011
Not for a while. - Jul 31, 2010
No, never again. - May 22, 2010
Yes - it was a good experience. - May 5, 2010
yes! - Feb 13, 2010
Hell no, says the wife who doesn't speak Russian. Sure, says the husband who does. - Jan 23, 2010
Sure. It's great. But I'd wait till my kids were in college and live downtown to get a real Russian experience. This compound out here could be practically anywhere! - Nov 6, 2009
Oh yeah. This is a culture with the most highly developed arts in the world, but you have to get past being around a people who were oppressed for generations to enjoy them. - Oct 24, 2009
I didn't have the choice, but no I would not choose it. Russians are reflexively cold, and it's difficult to meet them except at work. They instinctively distrust us and blame us for many of the ills affecting their country. The younger generation is a little more pro-American, but it's hard to meet the locals. - Aug 29, 2009
Yes, it was such a learning experience, but as of now I don't want to come back. I might feel differently in a few years. If we do ever come back I will NOT live in Rosinka. That is one thing that kept me from enjoying Moscow as much. - Aug 22, 2009
It wouldn't be my first choice, but not the last. Two years is perfect here. - Jul 12, 2009
Most definitely! - Sep 12, 2008
Yes, but I would investigate the school choice better before coming. - Aug 25, 2008