Russia, Moscow

Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics Moscow

Bachelor, MBA

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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is an accredited Governmental institution licensed to deliver higher education and additional educational services. Status of “University” means that the institution of higher (undergraduate & graduate) and post-graduate education is specialized in a particular field – Economics & Management. University is the largest economic educational institution in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Plekhanov University offers a two-level system of economic and business education. The first level – a four year full-time Bachelor Degree Program primarily aims at conveying a broad knowledge of fundamentals of economics and business studies. The second level – two year full-time Master Degree Program – will gain students professional skills focusing more closely on their chosen field.

More information about exchange program and courses offered at Plekhanov.

The Country

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country situated in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. The Russian economy ranks as the eighth largest by nominal GDP and fifth largest by purchasing power parity. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.

The City

Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has the largest number of billionaire residents in the world. Moscow is the northernmost megacity on Earth, the second most populous city in Europe after Istanbul and the 6th largest city proper in the world. It is the largest city in Russia, with a population of 11,503,501.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia making it the world’s most populated inland city. It also has the largest forest area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012. In the course of its history the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to theSoviet Union. The Moscow Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in Moscow.

Student Life

Plekhanov University offers many of the essential activities that are traditionally associated with college student life, and its location in the center of Moscow creates a setting that presents a myriad of non-traditional opportunities that will supplement and accentuate the student life experience.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at Plekhanov University

Semester at ZSEM

Health Insurance

Airfare

534 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

672 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

8 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

144 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

27 EUR

Visa

Around 40 EUR

*per month

Accommodation

Generally all international students, both full-time and exchange are accommodated in the dormitory of the Academy (Stremyannyi per., 14).

Travel Opportunities

Places which you need to see:

  • Red Square – The heart of Moscow and the first destination for most visitors to the city. Surrounded by St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and one of the Kremlin’s long brick walls. The cobbles that make up the square are black and not red; the name comes from another gloss of the Russian word “krasniy”, meaning “beautiful”.
  • The Kremlin – This gigantic site can not be missed. The Diamond collection in the Armoury is worth a visit on its own. There are several stunning churches that warrant a visit. Choose one or two to go inside, then enjoy the rest from the gardens.
  • Tretyakov Gallery – One of the world’s greatest museums, this is probably the one to choose if you only want to visit one museum in Moscow. In contrast to the worldwide collection of the Pushkin Museum, the Tretyakov is mostly a collection of Russian art. It has the best collection of Russian icons and many of the most famous pieces of modern Russian artists like Ilya Repin.