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About the Place

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Southern Federal University is the largest higher education institution in the south of Russia, in the region which is famous for its multicultural character and hospitality to guests. The university is unique due to its location. Most departments and institutes of SFedU are located in the city of Rostov-on-Don. It is a beautiful city rich in traditions. It is the largest industrial and cultural center on the bank of the picturesque river Don. It is the capital of the Don territory. Technical departments of SFedU are located in the town of Taganrog in Taganrog Bay of the Azov Sea.

Rostov-on-Don is the regional center, and the Don territory is a large Russian region which has been home for Don Cossacks from time immemorial. The Cossack territory is famous for its cultural identity. Its history is of special interest. The Don territory is a homeland of such great Russian writers as A.P. Chekhov and M.A. Sholokhov.

The climate of Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog is moderate continental. We have many parks which both make the city beautiful and lighten winds. Winters are mild, unstable, with frequent interchangeable thaws and freezing drizzles. The average temperature in winter is -7…+5 ºC. January is the coldest month in a year. Spring usually comes early. The end of May is a spell of dry and hot weather. July is the hottest month in a year (from +23 to +38 ºC). The middle of October is the beginning of the heating season. The average autumn temperature is +5,9 ºC. By the end of November the first snow falls.

Additional expenses
Health insurance (5500 Rubles per year), meals (from 7 000 Rubles per month), mobile connection (from 300 Rubles per month), public transport (from 1000 Rubles per month).