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MarkVee
04-03-2009, 01:32
Hi all,

I am seriously interested in emigrating to Moscow with my girlfriend.
Let me explain my situation...
My girlfriend is Belarussian and I am Dutch.

We are trying to go to Moscow because:
- I like Russia/Belarus.
- I have lived already long periods from home (Belarus) and it was ok.
- My girlfriend is more affraid compared to me to live in a strange country
(Russia is very similar to Belarus we believe and adapting for her will be not so difficult).
- We hope that Moscow is a little bit a mix of Europe and Russia.

Our plan is:
- First visit the international emigration fair (7th of March) in Holland.
- In the mean time we are arranging a visa for me so that we both can go
to Moscow in May to get acquainted with the city, to find out house prices and job information.
- I keep on learning Russian language (my girlfriend Dutch).
- Socializing and networking to find a good job.
- Eventually get a job and housing and emigrate.

However, dispite all wild plans to do this I am still reserved to take this step.
This because my current situation is far from bad.
I have a nice job (control engineer) which i like. It provides me a lot of travelling around the world and good salary. Living standard in Holland is very good (in my opinion).

So thats why I like to know how living standard (income vs living costs) is in Moscow. I hope someone can provide me with information about this.
Every information / experience is welcome...

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

(Next to this we are also looking if my girlfriend can emigrate to Holland.)

Greetz,
Mark

Smannika
08-03-2009, 23:02
Hi, Mark!

As far as know the situation, coming to RF from Belorussia will be the same as coming from Corea to the States (as from communist totalitarism to capitalism) -))

AndreyS
08-03-2009, 23:31
To find a good job is the first thing. And you know this is difficult. If you already have an offer, it's worth thinking about living standards etc.
Not long ago one American woman said here that she was offered a job in the bank sector in Moscow with a salary of about 1000 USD a day. She asked if it was enough for a living in Moscow. That's definitely enough. To say more, her question caused public indignation on the forum.

annasophia
09-03-2009, 11:47
"Our plan is:
- First visit the international emigration fair (7th of March) in Holland."

Very bizarre? The Russians are recruiting foreigners at an immigration fair?!

Because it's ever harder to squeeze any kind of visa out of them, and work permits are nearly impossible to get.

AndreyS
09-03-2009, 15:11
"Our plan is:
- First visit the international emigration fair (7th of March) in Holland."

Very bizarre? The Russians are recruiting foreigners at an immigration fair?!

Because it's ever harder to squeeze any kind of visa out of them, and work permits are nearly impossible to get.

But you did! Congrats!