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We at DavidShield are ready to provide our customers with full service, with an emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic and the supplying of vaccines.

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Moving to Russia
Being the world’s largest country in terms of land mass, it will come as no surprise when we say that it is a country full of contrasts, where Western influences and traditional Russian values combine to create a distinctive atmosphere. So whether you are moving to Russia or you are already living there as an expat, this article will help you understand the Russian healthcare system, your different options of medical insurance and the work VISAs available for you as an expat.

So, now that you know a bit more about this gargantuan country, any thoughts as to whether you fancy donning a fur hat and enjoying a Vodka in front of St Basil’s Cathedral? If so, then sit back and fasten your seatbelt as we fly you through everything you need to know to be on the next flight out!


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    I hope you remembered your watch
    Russia has more time zones than any other country at 11 - that’s almost half of the world’s. In 2009 they lowered it to 9 because it was too difficult to negotiate.
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    For all you duty-free lovers out there
    Western leaders were banned from entering Stolichnaya duty free shops on account of economic sanctions on Russia back in 2014. These included: USA President, Barack Obama; UK prime minister, David Cameron; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and French President, François Hollande.
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    Hazard ahead
    If you were planning to go for a refreshing dip in Lake Karachay, we would advise you to reconsider. So much radioactive waste has been deposited there, it is said that standing for an hour by the edge of the lake is enough to kill you - let alone diving in!
The Healthcare System in Russia
Public Insurance
Private Insurance
Tourist VISA
Business VISA
Work VISA

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