Settling in Russia. A case study.

Perhaps a couple of times a year I get an enquiry from a disgruntled westerner thinking of relocating here.  

Russian Reporter has a few such stories. The most recent one is of George Goussub, a French national of Lebanese origin who settled in the village of Lipin Bor and is making wooden window frames

A German-speaking guide

vas_ivanVasily Ivanovich Semirozumenko, +7 911 323 8435.

Fluent German, passable Finnish, and can explain himself in English, lots of connections, a treasure-trove of information, and owner of a comfortable economical auto and one of very drivers without homicidal tendencies. Lives in Luvenga, travels all over the place.