Archive for February, 2012

The wait for CFER’s summer program stops here! Learn with CFER in the refreshing summer air of St. Petersburg under the Learning in Russia program for international students.  Download the summer program catalog here!

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Ostankino Tower in Moscow that was built in 1967. It took 7 years to construct it. This is the highest television tower in Europe and the 4th tallest in the world and stand at 540 meters high. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m (1,600 ft) in height.


Antonov An-124 of 224th Flight Unit flying over Moscow as part of Victory Day Parade practice.


The observation ground has windows on the floor that are 3 cm thick, even if the fattest person in the world decides to jump on them nothing will happen.

The following is the view from the top of the tower.

Not a bad view, huh?

The town of astronauts.


All-Russia Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 1.


All-Russian Exhibition Center.


Triumph Palace


Our Summer program includes a trip to Moscow, who’s in?

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The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP) is one of the major centers of advanced study of nuclear physics in Russia. It was founded by Andrey Mikhailovich Budker a nuclear physicist. He was appointed Corresponding Member of the Siberian branch of the Soviet Academy of Sciences on March 28, 1958, and was made an Academician of the division of nuclear physics on June 26, 1964. He is best known for his invention in 1968 of electron cooling, a method of reducing the emittance of particle beams by thermalisation with a co-propagating electron beam.

The BINP is not actually an institute because has its own production and unique for Russian technologies. The BINP now employs over 3000 people, and hosts several research groups and facilities.

The BINP is the only institute in the world that pays for its experiments by itself by selling its inventions to other countries (particle accelerators, vacuum systems, resonators, etc.). Their devices help other countries disinfect medical equipment, grain, food, air and water.  It produces X-ray devices used at airports and medical institutions and a great number of other devices used around the world.

The BINP is making this particle accelerator for Brookhaven National Laboratory (the United States).


The BINP has a free electron laser (FEL), the only laser of its type in Russia. They are making a FEL in Germany right now which is a joint project of France, Germany and the BINP. Its cost exeeds 1 billion Euros.

A free electron laser is a laser that shares the same optical properties as conventional lasers but which uses some very different operating principles to form the beam. FELs use a relativistic electron beam as the lasing medium which moves freely through a magnetic structure, hence the term free electron. The free electron laser has the widest frequency range of any laser type, and can be widely tunable,currently ranging in wavelength from microwaves, through terahertz radiation and infrared, to the visible spectrum, to ultraviolet, to X-rays.

The FEL.

In terms of accelerator physics, the BINP can be considered a world class institute because it is one of the two institutes in the world which have invented a collider.

The BINP is planning to build a c-tau factory that will become the largest project in Russian fundamental physics of the last several decades.

The so called probkotron.


Svyatoslav Mishnev heads the VEPP-3. He is one of the oldest accelerator physics of the institute and the country.



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Yevgeny Roshal is a Russian software engineer best known as developer of:

  • FAR file manager (1996–2000)
  • RAR file format (1993)
  • WinRAR file archiver (It was Eugene’s university dissertation) It’s strength: High RAR compression, decompression of large number of different archiving formats, multivolume archives.

Alexey Pajitnov is a Russian computer engineer, currently residing in the United States, who developed the popular game Tetris while working for the Computing Center of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a Soviet government-founded R&D center.

He began working for Microsoft in October 1996. Pajitnov worked for the Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection, MSN Mind Aerobics and MSN Games groups. Pajitnov’s new, enhanced version of Hexic, Hexic HD, was included with every new Xbox 360 Premium package. He left Microsoft in 2005.
On August 18, 2005 WildSnake Software announced Pajitnov will be collaborating with them to release a new line of puzzle games.

On March 7, 2007, Alexey Pajitnov received the Game Developers Choice Awards First Penguin Award. The award was given for pioneering the casual games market.
On June 24, 2009, Alexey Pajitnov received the honorary award at the LARA – Der Deutsche Games Award in Cologne, Germany.

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Study Medicine in Russia

Come study in leading Russian State Universities with Council for Foreign Education in Russia the official umbrella body executing the functions of the University’s International Department in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa.

Today students coming to study Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy in Russia will find that Russian State Medical Universities are a major center for training, certification and upgrading for international undergraduates, graduates, medical personnel and pharmacists. Academic studies in Russian State Medical Universities are closely integrated with fundamental and applied research, providing highly quality medical care to the population and promoting the advances of medical science and pharmaceutics.

Russian State Medical Universities have buildings for studies, classrooms and lecture halls, a clinical centers with diverse profiles clinics for thousands of patients, research centers, the libraries, publishing section, video-photo department, laboratories, botanical garden (in some cases) and several student hostels. each University generally has its own clinics spread across the city which keeps them up-to date with latest changes, undercurrents or health problems of the local population. International students can visit the hospital and clinic with which their Medical insurer is working. International students studying in the Russian State Medical Universities each year at the start of the academic year buy medical insurance cards which make healthcare very cheap.

Russian State Medical Universities have extensive scientific cooperation capabilities and agreement with foreign bodies and Universities along with with medical research centers inside Russia. Russian State Medical Universities are generally member of the World Association of Universities. International, All-Russia, intercollegiate scientific congresses, conferences, symposia and seminars are regularly organized by or within the walls of the Russian State Medical Universities. A number of well-known scientists from these Universities participate as specialists and experts in the work of UN, WHO and UNESCO bodies.

Generally Russian State Medical Universities are staffed by thousands of highly qualified specialists who are Members and Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS), Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation, and the State Prize laureates. Many departments within the Russian State Medical Universities function as a research centre or institutes.

Russian State Medical Universities maintain collaborative ties with various international organizations. Among them are the International Association of the University Programs for Health Management, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and General Practitioners, the American International Alliance on Health Problems, the European Association of Management in Health Care, the World Academy of Medical Education.

Salient features of studying in Russia

  • Bilingual diploma: in Russian and English languages
  • Enhanced opportunities for career development
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
  • Modern educational technologies
  • low Professor: student ratios
  • Research is integrated into learning
  • Practice and traineeships in leading Russian and foreign companies
  • Access to research and technological resources
  • Russian State Universities have a reputation for high quality research

mcaminprSpecializations available for international students wishing to study Medicine and Healthcare related degree courses in Russia.

  • Bachelors in Medicine (MBBS) – available in English, MD, MS
  • Pediatrics
  • Internship (1 year of study, more than 30 specialties)
  • Residency (2-5 years of study, more than 60 specialties)

Attention to qualified Doctors

Students from the Middle East, India, South east Asia and South Africa are most cordially invited to apply for paid Internship and Residency in a Russian State Medical University. This is a novel and unique offer from one of Council for Foreign Education’s partner University. The student must have good scores.

  1. Molecular pharmacology
  2. Pharmaceutical analysis in production and quality control of drugs
  • Medico-preventive
  • Paramedical practitioner (physician assistant/clinical officer)
  • Veterinary
  • Biotechnology, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Physical education for persons with health deviations (adaptive physical education)
  • Recreation and sport-remedial tourism
  • Teaching Physical education
    Doctor – Biochemist
  • Doctor – Biophysicist
  • Doctor – Cyberneticist
  • Economist – Manager in Healthcare industry
  • Social worker
  • Masters in Public Health

For applying to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry etc. in leading Russian State Universities go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

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Do Residency in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students!

  1. Allergy and Immunology
  2. Anaesthesia and resuscitation
  3. Cardiovascular Surgery
  4. Cardiology
  5. Clinical Pharmacology
  6. Clinical laboratory diagnostics
  7. Children’s Oncology
  8. Children’s Dentistry
  9. Coloproctology
  10. Cosmetology
  11. Dental Therapy
  12. Dental surgery
  13. Dentistry Orthopedic
  14. Dermatovenereology
  15. Dietology
  16. Emergency Call Service
  17. Endocrinology
  18. Epidemiology
  19. Exercise therapy and sports medicine
  20. Forensic Medical Examination
  21. Functional diagnosis
  22. Gastroenterology
  23. General hygiene
  24. General medical practice (family medicine)
  25. General dentist
  26. Genetics
  27. Geriatrics
  28. Hematology
  29. Infectious diseases
  30. Public health organising
  31. Oncology
  32. Nephrology
  33. Neonatology
  34. Neurosurgery
  35. Neurology
  36. Obstetrics and Gynecology
  37. Otorhinolaryngology
  38. Ophthalmology
  39. Otolaryngology
  40. Orthodontics
  41. Pathology
  42. Pediatric Surgery
  43. Pediatric oncology
  44. Pediatric Endocrinology
  45. Pediatric cardiology
  46. Pediatric urology, andrology
  47. Regenerative medicine
  48. Physiotherapy and sports medicine
  49. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  50. Surgery
  51. Pathological anatomy
  52. Phthisiatry
  53. Plastic surgery
  54. Pediatrics
  55. Psychiatry, drug and alcohol abuse
  56. Pulmonology
  57. Psychotherapy
  58. Psychiatry
  59. Physiotherapy
  60. Traumatology and Orthopedics
  61. Therapy
  62. Urology
  63. Ultrasound diagnosis
  64. Reflexotherapy
  65. Rheumatology
  66. Radiology
  67. Social hygiene and government sanitary and epidemic service
  68. X-ray radiography

many more are added every year or are interdisciplinary.

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