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Moscow



What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

Travel. - Oct 31, 2017
Easy to get around. Not terribly expensive. COLA and differential is great. - Sep 26, 2016
Ability to travel in Europe relatively easily. - May 17, 2016
Experiencing Russia's uniquely rich and complex culture, traveling across the country all the way to Siberia), enjoying Moscow's musical scene and meeting Russian friends. - Sep 11, 2015
It is easy to get around on the metro or by bus. CLO does a lot of trips within the city and outside the city. Cost of living is still a bit high but the ruble is fluctuating and it's not nearly as bad as it had been. So with that said, you can save money if you shop wisely in the city and not spend your money at the commissary. It is expensive to eat out, but that can also be done pretty cheap, it just depends where you go. Summer is mild; it snows into April, then switches to rain in May. - Jun 30, 2015
There really is a lot to do in Moscow from strolling through Gorky Park on a beautiful summer afternoon to touring the countless museums and seeing wonderful theater productions. We were also able to take the bullet train to St. Petersburg over one of the long weekends and took a few short bus tours to small quaint cities within the Ring. - Oct 14, 2014
There's lots to do here - parks, restaurants, museums, theater/concerts, outdoor activities especially in the winter months. - Nov 13, 2013
Metro makes it easy to get around the city. Moscow is a good base for traveling to Europe and Middle East. There are lots of art and cultural events and tons of sight seeing. - Jul 28, 2013
Russian history is fascinating. This country is extremely varied with lots to see. Moscow is a wonderful cultural capital with inexpensive access to world-class ballet, opera and symphonic music. The museums here are wonderful, and it seems that most regional cities have outdoor museums of wooden architecture, which are fascinating. - Jul 18, 2013
Tons of culture and history. It is amazing to just walk around the city center. - Jan 13, 2013
Culture. And if you're coming from multiple 3rd-world postings, it's cleaner and more organized, although a Russian will laugh to hear it. - Mar 14, 2012
Living in a culture so different from US culture, the sights, foods, opportunities to travel - May 29, 2011
Russia offers a historic, great, and rich culture; Moscow has so much to offer in this regard. Further afield, one can visit St. Petersburg, Sergiev Posad, etc. - Jan 1, 2011
You live in one of the major world capitals and a true "big city" in every sense of the word. Every kind of entertainment, restaurant, etc., is available - for a price. - Jul 31, 2010
Cultural events, museums. - May 22, 2010
The culture is extremely interesting, and the museums are phenomenal - if you can understand the language. Otherwise, hire an English-speaking guide. - May 5, 2010
While bad for Russia as a whole, uneven development means that Moscow is the true center of the country; almost everything interesting, fun, exiting, etc. is happening here. - Feb 13, 2010
amazing cultural events; arguably the world's best city for ballet, opera, musicals, plays, orchestral and symphonic concerts, etc. Huge number and selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs - though the high prices keep away all but the big spenders. Is a good hub for traveling to Egypt, eastern Europe and the Baltics. - Jan 23, 2010