Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.
12 matches of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be played in Moscow.
The population of Moscow is about 12,198,000 (2015), the area - 2,561 sq. km.
Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January - minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.
The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.
The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.
According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.
The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.
Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.
The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.
Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University is one of the oldest and leading universities in Russia and is well known all over the world. In 2016 university celebrated its 110th anniversary. We are happy to offer you following programs for study: general medicine, pediatrics, medical biochemistry, medical biophysics, medical cybernetics, clinical psychology, social work, dentistry and pharmacy. After acquiring basic education you can continue your education by engaging in clinical residency and postgraduate studies.
More than 2000 lecturers working in 115 departments offer lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions in the sciences in more than 250 courses. We have an established network of the biggest Moscow state clinical hospitals which service hundreds of thousands people with various pathologies. You will have a unique opportunity to acquire hands on knowledge of how real patients are diagnosed, treated, operated and how they recover. Active participation in design and carrying out of therapy strategies for real patients at clinics under guidance of our senior professors is one of our distinctive competitive advantages.
We will provide you with optimal conditions for efficient studying at our University. There is a comfortable dormitory for our students, wonderful sport center, library, which provides access to study materials and Internet excess, where you can get all the needed medical information on-line. We also have a very nice recreation camp located on the Volga where you can spend wonderful holidays in the winter and the summer.