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International Removals to Russia | Removals to Russia | Moving to Eurasia

Dolphin Movers specialise in overseas removals including international removals to Russia. So, if you are moving to this vast country, which spans two continents and as many as nine different time zones, we are the people to call.

We carry out corporate removals to Russia and household removals for a wide range of individuals including teachers, journalists, and those taking up posts in service industries such as IT, banking, or oil and gas. Dolphin Movers offer a wide range of removal services including part load removals to Russia, for smaller moves which involve sharing a container, or full loads for bigger removals.

Whether you have an established business and are opening up a new branch in Russia, relocating to take up a job, or moving to be with a loved one, Dolphin Movers can help. Dolphin's shipping to Russia services cover the whole country, although the most common destinations we receive inquiries about are removals to and from the UK and Moscow, or St Petersburg.

Russia lies both in eastern Europe and in northern Asia and is the ninth most populated country in the world, with well over 140 million inhabitants. It has a fast growing economy, and as a testament to this a number of western businesses are getting a foothold in the region and are establishing a base there.

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About Russia

Geography and Demographics

Moscow is the capital of Russia, with a population exceeding 11.5 million. Other major towns and cities include St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Petrozavodsk, Tula, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Omsk and Volgograd.

Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land area and lies in northern Eurasia, a term which describes the combined land mass of Europe and Asia. It is bordered by Estonia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and North Korea.

Flights from London Heathrow to Moscow take three and a half hours. You can fly from London to several Russian destinations including the four busiest international airports: Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo (which all serve Moscow) and St Petersburg Pulkovo. Among the key international ports are those of St Petersburg, Novorossisk and Primorsk.


Seen as an 'energy superpower', Russia has the eighth largest economy in the world, in terms of nominal GDP. It also ranks among the world's biggest exporters of oil, coal and natural gas reserves. Other major exports include timber and metals.


Russia has a fascinating, varied and somewhat turbulent history and it would be impossible to mention all the key dates here. However, in the 18th century it became the third largest empire and was recognised as a world power. In the 19th century, the country continued to expand its territory.

In the 20th century, the Russian population became increasingly unsettled under Tsar Nicholas II who abdicated in 1917 after 23 years on the throne. The same year saw the October Revolution which led to victory for Lenin and the Bolsheviks and the country became the first socialist state. However, unrest continued and a civil war broke out in 1920, with the Bolsheviks remaining victorious. And, in 1922 the Soviet Union (USSR) was formed.

After Lenin's death in 1924, the country was strictly regulated under Stalin who remained in power until he died in 1954. By this time the Cold War was very much underway, only thawing under Gorbachev. And, in 1991, two years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union was dissolved.

Today, Russia remains a major power and continues to undergo changes under President Vladimir Putin. It is also one of only five globally recognised nuclear weapons states.

Landmarks and Attractions

Moscow's Red Square is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Russia and here you can find St Basil's Cathedral, with its incredible multi-coloured domes and spires and nine different chapels. The cathedral lies next to another world famous landmark, the Kremlin, which is open to visitors and houses several museums and four cathedrals in its 250 acre grounds.

There is far more to Russia than the capital, however, as you will find many beautiful and scenic regions which include picturesque mountains, rivers, beautiful lakes and lush green forests.

If you are moving here and like eating out you will find many excellent restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes. Traditional Russian cuisine is very varied and includes soups, stews, pancakes, boiled meat, fish (such as carp, sturgeon and trout), and of course, the world famous Russian delicacy, caviar.

Expats in Russia

By and large, expats enjoy a good standard of living in Russia and many live in gated communities. Healthcare is also excellent and, in addition to this, those who are moving house with children will find a good selection of international schools in the cities. There is a big demand for teachers in Russia, although those who work in this role tend to only secure part time work, or juggle more than one job. As a rule, you need a good grasp of the Russian language to work in the country.

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