How to Find an Apartment in Russia

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Russia is a country located in Eurasia. The official language is Russian. The largest cities are Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Russia.

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • AvitoAvito is one of the most popular real estate portals in Russia. This site is a great place to begin your search.
  • Cian.ru: Cian.ru is the most popular site for Moscow-specific rentals.
  • Gdeetotdom: Gdeetotdom has lots of apartment listings and also has the latest news on the real estate market in Russia.
  • IRN: IRN has an overly busy homepage and a poor site design. Use this site as a last resort after going through the sites above. The one thing I do like about the site is their real estate forecasts.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Russia apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Russia-specific search engines.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful article and blog post below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAnglo Info has information on the different types of properties you could rent in Russia. You will also find detailed information on lease agreements too.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Russia. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Russia as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Russia. Enjoy your stay!

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