Kite Services for Afghan students in Russia

Kite Travel Boutique, among other travel agency companies in Afghanistan, is one of the most reliable and licensed companies that provides different services such as ‘Travel Arrangement, Hotel Booking, Visa Application, Event Management, Translation and Legalization for both Afghans and international partners and / or tourists.

Kite Travel has been working with integrity in this regard for more than 3 years; providing the required services for its fellowmen. During this time, Kite has handled many issues our Afghan students have faced abroad; specifically in Russia.

Why Should You Choose Russia as Your Educational Choice?

Actually, there are many reasons convincing you choose Russia as your educational choice, but following are the worth mentioning points to take notice of.  More and more young people nowadays come from all over the globe to Russia to explore this mysterious, but attractive country. Russia, the largest country in the world, occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth. It spans 11 time zones across two continents (Europe and Asia) and has coasts on three oceans (the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic). The Russian landscape varies from desert to frozen coastline, tall mountains to giant marshes.

Russia possesses one of the best mass-education systems in the world, and has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education for all citizens. Russia’s education system produces a 98% literacy rate, exceeding that of most Western European countries. The Russian Educational System and the American Systems are remarkably similar with some differences. Some of the similarities include concerns about adequate funding, lessening respect given to teachers, teacher quality, standardized testing, teacher pay, curriculum, and differentiation.

The reason that Why Russia has the highest level of education is Russia has more university graduates than any other country in Europe. This is largely due to the government financing all education and higher education including living expenses during the Soviet era. There are some 519 institutions of higher education and 48 universities in Russia. Russia, a part of the G20 but not an OECD country, is the most highly educated country in the world, according to the OECD’s study. In Russia, there are lots of higher education institutions that are perfect for international students. Universities in the country offer a wide range of courses and programs, so there is a study option for each and every student. In 2020, an estimated 315,000 foreign students were pursuing their tertiary studies in Russia. Russia has a strong history of investing in education, with some 33 percent of adults completing their post-secondary-level of education via vocational or technical programs

Price and quality:

Russia has an optimal ratio of price and quality of education. In 2020, the cost of studying at the country’s universities on full-time bachelor’s programs started at 83K rubles per year.

The opportunity to study for free In Russia:

There is an opportunity for foreigners to get an education free of charge. Every year the government of the Russian Federation allocates several thousand budget-funded places at universities throughout the country. At the same time, some categories of foreign citizens can enter budget-funded places and outside quotas on an equal basis with Russians. An additional opportunity to enroll for free is to become the winner of the University Olympiad.

English language educational programs:

More and more Russian universities offer applicants from all over the world programs implemented entirely in English. You can choose any direction, specialty and academic level.

Opportunity to learn Russian:

Russian is spoken by 260 million people. Universities are actively developing short-term and long-term programs to study Russian: seasonal schools, online and offline courses.

Training under double degree programs:

Pay attention to joint programs with international educational centers. In most cases, half of the training takes place at a Russian university and the other half in another country. Thus, you can get two diplomas from the leading universities at once.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, there are some unique attractions for international students to visit; they are as follows:


Top Cities in Russia for International Students are several, among them is Moscow.

Moscow: Russia’s capital, Moscow, is the most populated city in the country. Some of the top tourist attractions in the capital are the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theater, the Red Square, the Museum of Cosmonautics, and the Tretyakov Gallery. Besides these, there are over 10 educational sights for international to visit. They are ‘Lomonosov Moscow State University, International Fund for Slavic Literature and Culture, Ukraine Cultural Center, Coral Reef Center, Kurchatov Institute, Russian State Agricultural University, Exhibition Hall of the Federal Archives, International University in Moscow, DK Lunacharskogo, Historical and Cultural Orthodox Center Otkrytiye, Kidburg, Art Studio Vozdokh, Moscow City Shooting Sport Club, Children Center “LOGOS”.  Moreover, there are more than 30 other Points of Interest and Landmarks for international students to visit in Moscow.

Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the educational, scientific and innovative center of northwestern Russia. Home to some of Russia’s best universities, including ITMO University, Saint Petersburg is a city of culture, more affordable and attractive than Moscow. In addition to this, Saint Petersburg is a monument to the former Russian Empire, once its imperial capital, full of stunning grandeur, a mix of western European and Russian architectural history. It is famed for its cultural landmarks such as the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Peterhof. Throughout history, the city has also been called Petrograd or Leningrad. It is also nicknamed the “Cradle of Three Revolutions”

Another important university for international students is the ‘Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics University, named as ITMO. ITMO for short, is one of Russia’s most highly regarded universities, being one of Russia’s National Research Universities, as well as one of the 21 universities that are a part of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.  ITMO University offers 25 bachelor’s programs across six academic disciplines, as well as over 75 master’s programs. ITMO specializes in information technology, computer technology, quantum science and the technical sciences, though they also offer interdisciplinary subjects, such as Art & Science and digital humanities.

Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar, each has its own unique attractions for international students to spend their leisure time and enjoying their educational life.

It is not surprising to know that there are countless remarkable tourist destinations in the biggest country in the world. With that, some of the best places to visit in Russia include Lake Baikal, Moika Palace, Altay Mountains, Sochi, and Olkhon Island. Of course, those who visit should not miss out on the mouthwatering dishes that the country has to offer such as blini or Russian pancakes, pelmeni, beef stroganoff, Okroshka, and Shashlik.



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