After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia experienced a period of political turmoil as the country re-positioned itself in the global market. Spanning 9 time zones, Russia is still the largest country in the world and has major deposits of oil, gas and coal. By harnessing its natural resources, Russia has put reasserted itself as a world power a short time after the 1998 economic collapse. Its leader, Vladimir Putin, has made aggressive moves and actions in the surrounding countries such as the Ukraine and Georgia over the past years. The west has implemented sanctions against Russia as a response.
Healthcare in Russia
The healthcare system in Russia is fairly developed compared to the rest of the world. There are adequate resources and hospitals available, but primarily within populated cities like Bucharest. Russia’s healthcare system is on par with most developed countries in the world, but only in private clinics and hospitals where medical care can be quite expensive.
Insurance for Expatriates in Russia
If you are visiting or thinking of permanently residing in Russia, it is vital that you talk to Expat Financial about your international insurance requirements, especially for global medical coverage. Please find below a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Russia:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans