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About Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering over six million miles of land. Russia covers all of northern Asia and spans nine different time zones. With its tremendous size comes a wide collection of inhabitants, as the country is home to around 200 ethnic groups that speak an estimated 100 languages in total. As a result, Russia is an extraordinarily diverse country, filled to the brim with varying traditions and cultures. Studying in Russia is a popular choice for international students with a wide variety of interests, be they literature, art, history, or Russian language studies. International students in Russia will receive a high-quality education in a culturally diverse environment.

Education in Russia is most renowned for its achievements within the fields of science and research at the post-secondary level. The country's extensive influence on the said discipline is so great that an estimated one-quarter of the total scientific literature in the world is written in Russian.

QUICK FACTS Country name- Russian Federation Capital- Moscow Nature of Government- Federation and semi-presidential republic Main cities- Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk Official Language- Russian Currency- Russian ruble

Kazan Federal University

Kazan Federal University has covered a long distance of Imperial to Federal status. The University was established in November, 1804 (215 years old University) by the Emperor Alexander I by signing the Affirmative letter and the Charter. 2010 came up with the grant of ‘Federal University’ status by the decision of the Government of Russian Federation. In 2015, for the first time ever, Kazan Federal University was included in Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 301-350 rank group holding the 4th place amongst 18 Russian Universities that also appeared present in the list. Ranked in 601-800 group by Times Higher Education 2019 and many others.

Kazan Federal University is considered to be the best University to pursue MBBS in Russia. Kazan University is an acknowledged center of academic excellence engaged in various forms of international cooperation as it has 300+ cooperation agreements with partners from 64 countries and also Member of 15 International Academic Associations.

Interesting facts about the city- Kazan

  • Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan and is believed as one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Russia. The city is in the list of World Heritage cities as declared by UNESCO.
  • Across the world, the city is well known as the “3rd Capital of Russia” and is also the “Sports Capital of Russia” because of its active participation in the field of sports also because of its history of hosting such events in the past.
  • The city has hosted many matches of FIFA World Cup 2018.
  • The city experiences a mild climate throughout the year.


Establishment Year: 1804 
Number of Students: 44,000
Number of International Student: 7155+
Location: Kazan, Russian Federation

Bashkir State Medical University

Bashkir State Medical University (BSMU) is one of the leading and oldest medical universities in Russia. The university is ranked among the top 10 best medical universities in Russia. Due to its easy admission process and affordable fee structure, Bashkir State Medical University is becoming popular among international students who are looking forward to studying MBBS in Russia.

BSMU was established in the year 1932 and is situated in one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Russia - Ufa. The Russian Ministry of Education has approved the university to train international students.

Bashkir State Medical University is recognized by various medical council bodies including (MCI) India, (MMC) Malaysia, (GMC) the UK and many more, and is enlisted with WDOMS.

Interesting facts about the city- Ufa

  • Ufa is the capital city of Bashkortostan Republic, western Russia. The city is situated near the Belaya (White) river just beneath its confluence with the Ufa River.
  • The initial name of the city was Tura-Tau, which was the name of the hill it was standing on. In the Turkish language, the present name “Ufa” means “small”. This name was used by the majority of local people.
  • The city is considered as one of the largest industrial centers present in Russia. The local economy is highly dependable on machine-building enterprises along with the fuel and energy industry.


Establishment Year: 1909   
Number of Students: 27000
Number of International Student: 3500+
Location: Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

Northern State Medical University

Since the day of its establishment in 1932, Northern State Medical University (NSMU) has come a long way and is disseminating remarkable information to lead the development in the field of medicine. The university is established in Arkhangelsk. NSMU has not only trained thousands of doctors for the European North of Russia, but it has also contributed immensely to other regions of Europe. The university has an outstanding contribution to its motherland as it is producing prominent scientists and doctors who have improved national and international medical science.

At present, NSMU has turned into a strong and effective complex for research and production. NSMU offers a comprehensive clinical base for all its students who are pursuing MBBS from Northern State Medical University, Russia.

NSMU comprises 980 professors, researchers, teachers, academicians, and professors out of which many are well–known scientists and the founder of scientific schools. The university offers 55 departments, out of which 27 are the clinical based situated in the best clinics in the city.

Interesting facts about the city- Arkhangelsk

  • Arkhangelsk is one of the oldest cities in Russia and is located on the right bank of the Northern Dvina River and is 40 km from the White Sea.
  • The city was established in the year 1584 by the secured monastery of the archangel Michael, it was used as the first port by the Russian Empire to handle trade initially with England and later on with other countries.
  • The average temperature is fairly manageable.
  • The average temperature is fairly manageable. The average temperature is fairly manageable.


Establishment Year: 1936   
Number of Students: 5500
Number of International Student: NA
Location: Prospekt Troitskiy, 51, Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelskaya oblast', Russia