The average price for farmland near Rostov is less than $100 per acre. New homes can be built for less than $30,000 in the Rostov area, and houses needing renovation can be purchased for much less.

Homeschooling is legal in Russia. It has been legal for over 20 years. Many thousands of parents have taken advantage of this opportunity. More information is available via these links:

Rostov the Great offers free education for resident children. Public schools and private schools are both available, at no cost to parents. Rostov has two private Christian schools available, and both are tuition-free. Homeschooling is also an option.

If a family is immigrating from America, expecting to keep their life exactly the same as it was in America, it is not going to happen. For a family to move, they have to be creative, and they need to be open to change.

Imagine living in America if you spoke Russian, but hardly any English. There would be a limited job market for you. That is the same situation you will have if you move to Russia, without being fluent in Russian.

Thus, if you are interested in eventually moving to Russia, then start studying the Russian language now. Don’t put it off. Study diligently, and it will take a few years to become fluent. It is possible. It is doable. But it is a challenge, and to succeed, you will need to stick with it.

Good news: In large Russian cities, there is a great demand for native English speakers, to teach the English language. You don’t have to have a degree, or any teaching experience. There are language schools looking for you, and they are willing to pay you. It’s not easy, and you won’t get rich, but it’s a start. It gets your foot in the door until you become fluent in Russian, at which point your job opportunities will expand.

Some people pursue jobs with American companies which also have offices in Russia. Then after getting established in the job, ask your employer to help you get a job in the foreign office.

If you can find a way to earn money by doing work online, via the internet, that is another possibility.

Another option: Forget about the recent American tradition of “getting a job”. Do like millions of people have done throughout history, and do some family farming. Raise your own food, and don’t rely on an employer for a paycheck. Read books, ask friends, and practice gardening and farming every chance you get, to start learning how to do this. To greatly increase your chances of success, when you move to Russia, make sure you live close to another family who is successful at farming. Befriend them, and learn everything you can from them.

If you are looking for a comfortable life, stay in America.

If you are willing to work hard, and to overcome many challenges, because you want your children and grandchildren to be free from the widespread ills that are infecting western society, then move to Russia.

Employee withholding and full tax responsibility is a flat 13% of gross salary. The employer withholds and pays the government, so there are not even tax forms to file every year for regular employees. For individual entrepreneurs (sole proprietors), you can choose between 6% of gross or 13% of net (after allowable expenses). For employee income there are very few deductions available. Even for the individual entrepreneur, the entirely of the tax forms you submit is about 3 pages long.

Rostov the Great has a typical temperate continental climate, where residents can fully experience all four seasons. Locals enjoy the comfortable, warm summers and the beautiful, snowy winters. Tourists are often pleased to find that Rostov has a climate comparable to Denver, Chicago, and Cleveland.

The winter weather in Rostov begins in about November and usually goes on for five months, into spring. The coldest month of the year is typically January, with an average temperature of 10 °F.

The springtime months usually have low precipitation. From the end of March into April, there is often a thaw, and much of the ice and snow melts to reveal foliage underneath. Temperatures in April often reach 70 °F.

Summers in Rostov are typically wet with some heavy rainstorms. The summer often reaches its hottest point during the months of June and July, with an average daily temperature of 74 °F, and often days over 85 °F.

From September begins the two-month-long fall, with high humidity, fewer sunny days, and unpredictable temperatures (it is possible to first see ground frost in September).

On average, Rostov receives 23 inches of precipitation per year. The wettest month is July with over 3 inches of rain, and the driest months are usually February and March.

Rostov is about 126 miles (202 km) north of Moscow, Russia. It is located in the Yaroslavl Oblast. It is one of the most ancient towns in Russia, and is part of the Golden Ring. Rostov is located on the shores of Lake Nero. According to the 2010 census, Rostov has a population of 31,792.

While the official name of the town is Rostov, it is also known to Russians as Rostov Veliky, which means “Rostov the Great”. This name is used to distinguish it from Rostov-on-Don, which is a large city in southwest Russia.


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