First of all thanks for taking the time to register, and welcome to the Expat.ru forums!

The main purpose of any forum site is discussion, so I would suggest finding a topic or category of topics that interest you and spend some time reading and getting feel for what folks are talking about. If you feel that you have something to contribute to any of the conversations you see, feel free to jump right in and say something.

For the details on how to create threads and posts, have a look here --> http://www.expat.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=59202

Besides participating in conversational topics, there is also a photo gallery (coming soon) where you can share your pictures, an arcade for playing games, and the Marketplace where you can buy & sell things and find jobs, apartments, lessons, and more.

If you should have any questions about how things work feel free to contact either myself or one of our Moderators - a full list can be seen here --> http://www.expat.ru/forum/showgroups.php

I would also encourage reading the other threads in this forum for some basic information on how things work.