Russia is rapidly emerging as a destination for foreign students. Read on to discover the attractions of choosing to study in Russia, and for advice on Russia’s best universities and student cities.

The country that produced Tolstoy’s War and Peace – an epic novel if ever there was one – is equally epic in its own dimensions. Sprawling across two continents and spanning an incredible eleven time zones, Russia is the largest country in the world by far. Within its vast boundaries lie some of the most luxurious palaces, extensive plateaus, highest mountains, coldest cities, strongest vodkas, best ballet companies, and largest collections of stacking dolls.