Russia is truly the land of unlimited opportunities where with the right connection and decisions everyone can become a millionaire or even a billionaire. Well it may sound cheesy, but as they say in Russia everything is possible.
Russia is the largest country in the world as it covers two continents – Europe and Asia. Its has a very colorful historical background by being founded by Vikings, ruled by various tsars, the wrath of both World Wars and almost hundred year rule of communists. Today Russia is a democratic, yet very controversial country with a population of more than 140 million which is actually not that much considering the territory of Russia. Due to the large territory Russia has the biggest reserve of natural resources in the world including oil, natural gas, minerals and chemicals. Most of the Russian population live in the European part of Russia. Moscow is the capital of Russia with more than 10 million people calling it their home; it is also the largest city in Europe and 7th largest in the world. On the other the population in Siberia is very sparse with most population concentrated in the biggest cities such as Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Omsk. But Siberia is also the place with all the valuable resources and although the average wage in Russia is quite low, people who are willing to work in the harsh conditions receive a good salary.
The main problems in Russia are corruption and criminal situation. Conducting successful business without the right connections might be quite difficult. Corruption is very wide spread even up to the highest chain of government. But in a way it can be understandable and it is symptomatic fore all Post – Soviet nations.
After the fall of the Soviet Union people were suddenly exposed to almost unlimited opportunities and they use every possible tool to succeed in this new world order.
Nevertheless Russia is a wonderful country with a lot to see and experience. Some of the world’s greatest artists are from Russia, they have wonderful music and their cosine is something special. And let’s not forget the Vodka which is a crucial part of the Russian soul.
Whatever you might think of Russia remember one thing, in a way it is yet a very young country – a teenager among other democratic countries. Let’s give Russia the time to mature.
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