Moscow has most things you’d expect from a city but I miss two things.
I will sound like a snob but first one is about dining, I like sitting at a top rated Michelin restaurant and have 12-course dinner and my friends in Sweden do too.
You will have to find one of those big 24 hour supermarkets you have but they’re nowhere as frequent as what I’d like.
I don’t have a natural arena for meeting new friends, so Couchserfing kind of fills that need.
Guiseppe: I moved to Moscow because of my work, my boss launched a project and invited me to work as an architect; I don’t know whether I ever have this opportunity.
Paolo: I would recommend my friends to come here but it totally depends on what you like about a city. When you talk with Russians from smaller cities about Moscow, they often say they don’t like being here.
People here act the same as they do in most major cities in the northern hemisphere. They say here that Moscow is not real Russia, but then again Stockholm is not real Sweden and New York is not representative for the rest of the US.
So that argument doesn’t really matter, you don't move to a whole country you move to a city.