Russians are considered to be an intelligent nation in terms of education, Russian people used to reading everywhere; in parks, shopping malls, planes, trains, subways and even while sunbathing on the beach. No doubt even today in the era of smart technologies the bookstores in Russia are overcrowded with visitors.
Russian education is aimed at the intellectual, emotional, moral and physical development of each individual. Its goal is to develop the abilities and skills allowing students to get easily socialized and make right decisions as to their educational specializations.
Being the capital of Russia, Moscow is its important educational center. The city offers to its residents a wide range of pre-school and basic school educational programs at state kindergartens, schools, gymnasiums and lyceums, though there are numerous private schools as well. Due to the recent trend to learn foreign languages children can attend international schools offering education in English and other languages. However, the official language of teaching in all state educational institutions is Russian. Each school offers a basic curriculum including all compulsory subjects and vocational education options as well, so that schoolchildren can develop their skills and talent inspiration in art, sports, music, theatre, handmade, etc. Many families search for private tuition for their children either to catch up with the ongoing programs or to extend the knowledge in different subjects.
Millions of ambitious applicants strive for being enrolled to highly ranked Moscow universities to get a proper education for their future careers.There are 266 high schools in Moscow offering a great number of educational programs in all areas and categories. Among the top universities of Moscow are: Moscow State University, National Research University Higher School of Economics, People’s Friendship University of Russia, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow State Institute of International Relationships, etc. Once enrolled at the university students-nonresidents of Moscow are provided with local accommodation. A number of Moscow universities offer educational programs for international students, an intensive Russian language course is included in the curriculum.
In addition to all educational levels (from pre-school to higher education) many Moscow residents are involved in self-education as well assupplementary education in numerous areas through different online media sources, workshops, seminars, coaching meetings and certified courses, etc. Moscow is a very busy city in terms of everyday traffic jams, dynamic business life and big city vibes, but all these facts do not seem an obstacle for Moscow residents willing to get their education.