Studying in Russia gives you the opportunity to experience the unique Russian culture, to enjoy Russian hospitality, and be charmed by Russian nature and, of course, get an education based on high modern standards and strong academic traditions.
This, of course, makes perfect sense when the sheer size of the land itself is considered: It 'stretches over a vast expanse of Europe and Asia...[and covers] an area of...6,595,600 square miles. [It] is the largest country in the world (by land mass), covering almost twice the territory of the next largest country, Canada.' For the sake of comparison, the United States is 3,718,711 square miles.
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia has officially been known as the Russian Federation. Within its borders, which stretch from Poland in the West all the way over to within several miles of Japan in the East, Russia is home to an astounding variety of peoples. In fact, 'As of the 2002 census, 79.8% of the population is ethnically Russian, 3.8% Tatar, 2% Ukrainian, 1.2% Bashkir, 1.1% Chuvash, 0.9% Chechen, 0.8% Armenian. The remaining 10.3% includes those who did not specify their ethnicity.' These include, among many others, Germans, Azerbaijanis, Inuit, and Uzbeks. What is truly amazing, however, is that all these people with all these varying backgrounds have one official language: Russian. Of course, on a practical level, many languages and dialects are spoken in the various regions throughout the country.
The Higher Educational System in Russia has its own remarkable distinction in the world stage. The Institutes / Universities offering higher education in Russia has a total enrollment of more than two million students.
The staff of the various institutions include more than 16,250 doctors of science and about 8,70,000 candidates of science who, apart from lecturing, are active in the development of new scientific trends and advanced technology.
The standard of Higher Education in Russia is considered to be most advanced and sophisticated in the world as every educational institution is well equipped and their teaching methods are well regulated streamlined and carves a path for an extensive development of student in their specialities.