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Rubles Currency

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 17, 2009

Rubles can be bought at any exchange point or retail bank branch. Exchange points are numerous in Moscow and are usually located close to retail trade outlets and metro entrances.

ATM machines are common & can be found at shopping centers, supermarkets and at metro entrances.

Moscow is ranked as the world’s most expensive city by some surveys due to its recent property boom.

However with some effort, it is not difficult to find places that are reasonable in prices. It helps to know Russian or, even better, to know people who know Russian without a foreign accent.

Check latest rate at:

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

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Shopping in Moscow

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 17, 2009

Main Shopping Complexes:

  • MEGA
  • GUM
  • Manesh Mall
  • Kalushkaya Mall
  • Rio
  • Kievsky Europa
  • Ashan Kapitol
  • Ashan City

Furniture:

  • IKEA
  • OBI

Hypermarkets:

  • ASHAN (Mega, Universitet, Belyaevo)
  • Kvartal
  • Perekrestok
  • Viktoria

Electric & Electronic:

  • Bagrad
  • Novi Cheremushki
  • Savelovskaya
  • Eldorado

Markets:

  • Tyupli-Stan Rinak
  • Vietnam Rinak
  • Yugo Zapadnaya Rinak

Souvenirs:

  • Arbat Street
  • Ismailovskaya
  • VDNH
  • Manesh Mall

** The Sales & Clearing Stock usually start from the New Year until end of January. The prices would be cut up to 70%.

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RSMU’s Video

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 17, 2009

Фильм о РГМУ

http://rsmu.ru/fileadmin/rsmu/films/about_rsmu/2009/about_rsmu_ru.avi

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Halal Goods

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 16, 2009

Halal

Halal frozen chickens “Doux” imported from France are sold at many Produkti (shops). There are also other Russian Muslim companies which provide Halal frozen chickens like “Tver” etc.

Meats, Sausages & Kolbasa can be bought at :

  • All Masjid’s produkti
  • Tyuplistan Market,
  • Ashan Supermarket,
  • Apelsin Market,
  • Yuzhnaya Halal Store,
  • A specific halal shop in the market in front of Sportivnaya Hostel
  • and many other halal Produkti.

Halal restaurants in Moscow:

  • Cafe at Proskpet Mira Mosque.
  • Cafe at Tretyakovskaya Mosque.
  • Барбекю Restaurant (in Ashan City)
  • Livan House (in Ashan Kapitol)
  • Saltenas Restaurant (Mega)
  • and other restaurants that put the Halal Certificate on display.

Few Restaurant/Kiosk which is in DOUBT (syubhah) serving halal foods:

  • Cимбад near to PFU Student’s Hostel
  • Cимбад near to RSMU Student’s Hostel
  • Кебаб Xаус Restaurant (Mega, Kalushkaya) **sometimes
  • Kebab & Kuri Grill’s Kiosk (LeninskyProspekt Metro)

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SportZal

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 16, 2009

There are a few sportzal or courts located near from your place :

1. RSMU Sportzal

-Futsal, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball, Badminton, Tennis, Ping pong.

2. PFU Sportzal

-Futsal, Basketball, Badminton, Ping-pong, Tennis, Running-track.

3. Soyuz Sport

-Futsal, Basketball, Tennis, Gymastic Room.

http://www.ssport.ru

And a few small courts…
**To rent, the price is inexpensive

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Public Transportation

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 16, 2009

Moscow Streets are extensively covered by buses, Trolley-bus & Trams. You buy the ticket per entrace and the rate is the same regardless of your journey length. For students, it is highly advisable to get the much cheaper all-ride bus pass from your university.

*Current Price :

  • Student pass – 207 rub for an all-ride one month.
  • Single bus ticket – 20rub & 25 rub (if buying from bus’ conductor).
  • Mashrut: depends on the route, usually around 20-30 rub per trip.

Click here for details

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Islamic Websites from Russia

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 16, 2009

Union of Russian Mufti
http://muslim.ru/

Blue Mosque Website
http://www.mihrab.ru/index/

Historical Mosque

http://manar.ru/


Islam TV Russian

http://www.islamtv.ru/

Russian Islamic Educational Portal
http://www.muslimedu.ru/

Islam RU
http://www.islam.ru/

Russian Women Muslimah
http://www.womansoul.ru/

Russian Ummah
http://www.umma.ru/

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Learning System

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

Every class is very important as you will be tested with quizzes. (kontrol) The marks and your commitment in classes will be evaluated at the end of semester. So, be prepared before classes begin.

At the end of a topic learned, you will be tested by colloquium. All Kontrols & Colloqs must be passed in order to get Zahcut (credit). You need to acquire zachuts for all subjects in a particular semester in order to sit for exams.

Exam is usually conducted in MCQ, oral, or practical manner. It’s not that hard to get a ‘Pyat’ (5) if you have prepared well.

Attire to the class: Dress smartly as impressions count. Do not forget to bring the gloves & forceps for anatomy classes.

For the sake of your future, please improve on your Russian. Don’t skip the classes as that language will be the most  important element during the practical classes and upon preparing a report.

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Islami Men’s Day

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

February 23th.
Celebration in Russia : ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day / Men’s Day.’

Our activity : “Islami Men’s Day” for Brothers.
Note : Students of Sechenov MMA ( M1 ) in their hostel and Students of RSMU ( M2 ) also in their hostel.

video

Watch the video about our activity on the day here.

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Muslimah Hari Ini

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

March 08th.
Celebration in Russia : ‘International Women’s Day’.

Our activity : “Women’s Day” for Sisters only.

Please click here : 1 and 2, for more about Women’s Day ‘o

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Brotherhood’s Day

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

April 20th.
There is no particular meaning on the date, but it is special for ‘a particular group’ in Russia that certainly does not miss to celebrate it annually.It is ‘Adolf Hitler’s Birthday’.

All international faculty( especially English faculty ) in Russian universities or foreign students in Russian faculty will be excepted in attending any classes and lectures on the day and the students will not be allowed to go outside instead only in their hostels.
( in case if you want to know more about ‘Adolf Hitler’s Birthday, please ask your seniors when you are in moscow. )

During the day, we, Malaysian students took as wise as we could to fill our free time by doing some activities :

Our activity : “Brotherhood’s Day” in Hostel -Kahovskaya-.
Note :
depends on the hostel where will you live.

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May 1 2009

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

Celebration in Russia : ‘Labor Day.’

Our activity : “Inter-Usrah Games.”
Note : Students from – Sechenov MMA ( M1 ), RSMU ( M2 ), and MAI.







Note : we were playing futsal and ‘baling selipar’ ( traditional game ) – The main games,
by the way, some students took their opportunity for playing basketball too.

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General

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

Activities & Programs throughout of the year :

- Iftar & Terawih

- Orientation & ‘Suai Kenal’

- Khatam Al-Quran (Ramadan)

- Ramadan Charity Program (Donating Clothes)

- Eve of Eid’ul Fitri Takbir at Hostel

- Eid’ul Fitri Gathering

- Autumn Retreat

- Autumn Gatherting

- Eve of Eid’ul Adha Takbir at Hostel

- Eid’ul Adha Gathering

- Futsal Tournaments

- Kumosc Games

- AGM (Club & Associations)

- Woman’s Day

- Family Day

- Jamuan Tahunan Kelab

- BBQ or Spring Picnic

- IMAM RSC Paramedic Training

- Malaysian Games (2010′s Host : Kursk)

- Trip to Crystal Market, Vladimir

- Yasin & Hajat Prayer for Pre-Exam season

- Weekly Halaqah

- IMAM RSC Practical Class

Summer’s Programs:
-Trip to Kazan
-1st Islamic Medical Symposium of IMAM RSC
-Euro Trip
-Sunathon IMAM Malaysia (massive circumcision)
-HomeStay IMAM RSC

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Weather or Season

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 11, 2009

Moscow climate is made up of two discernable seasons:  Winter and Summer.

The winter can be exciting and adventurous if you are well prepared. Travelling to classes can be quite cumbersome as you need to deal with snow that has bonded to the pavement surface. It usually starts in November till March. The lowest recorded temperature is -42°C, though 7-10°C is more common.

Comes early spring, the roads are soaking wet with melting snow. The days are getting brighter and warmer and you can sense the atmosphere of change.

Summer arrives almost abruptly in May and temperatures are comfortable until well into late August. The highest recorded temperature is 39°C, although on a humid August day you can tell it’s actually hotter. It’s the time for some good old outdoors.

To many, the favorite seasons are early summer – with its long days, and early autumn – with its colorful foliage, and temperature that feels just about right.

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MAI

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

MAI

Moscow Aviation Institute

Main Campus :
Moscow Aviation Institute,
Volokolamskoe Shosse 4, 125993, Moscow, Russia.
Tel : +7 499 158-92-09
Fax : +7 499 158-29-77
aet@mai.ru

http://www.mai.ru/
MAI main building

How to reach MAI :

  • Метро «Войковская»:
    Tram № 6, 15, 30 until bustop «Улица Константина Царева».
  • Метро «Щукинская»:
    Tram № 15, 23, 30 until bustop «Улица Константина Царева».
  • Метро «Сокол»:
    Trolleybus № 12, 70 until bustop до остановки «Авиационный и Пищевой институты».

Click for MAI in Google Map

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RSMU

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

RSMU

Russian State Medical University
(Российский Государственный Медицинский Университет)
Main Campus :
Russian State Medical University,
No 1, Ostravityanova St., 117997, Moscow, Russia.

http://rsmu.ru/

RSMU building

Map to RSMU

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MMA

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

MMA

Moscow Medical Academy
(Московская медицинская академия имени И.М. Сеченова)
Main Campus :
I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy,
Trubetskaya street, 8-2,119992, Moscow.

http://mma.ru/

MMA main building

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Associations in Moscow

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

logo smsa

1. SMSA

Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy Malaysian Student Body

SMSA Welfare bureau : +7(926) 153 05 23
Info_smsa@yahoo.com

http://www.mysmsa.com/

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logo RMSA

2. RMSA
Russian State Medical University Malaysian Students’ Association
House 39/1, Volgina Street, 117437 Moscow, Russia

http://www.rsmumed.com

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logo mmaso

3. MMASO

Malaysian-Moscow Aviation Student Organization (MMASO)

http://mmaso.com

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Logo Kumosc

4. Kelab UMNO Moscow
House 39/1, Volgina Street, 117437 Moscow, Russia.

+79261436239 (Hazreen) (YM: progenem20)
+79268584242 (Rafeeq)
+79261350234 (Faiq)
+79269858006 (Winda)

kelabumno_moscow@hotmail.com
http://kelabumnomoscow.blogspot.com

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PPIM

5. PPIM RSC Moscow
Persatuan Perubatan Islam Malaysia (PPIM RSC Moscow)
House 39/1, Volgina Street, 117437 Moscow, Russia.

+79263759974 (Afiq Awe)
+79263896136 (Asyraf)

ppim_msc@yahoo.com
http://imamrsc-moscow.blogspot.com

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Metro

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

‘M’ symbol stand for ‘Metro’.

Yes ! In Moscow, ‘metro’ or train is one of the main transports here.It’s comfortable for us to go to classes or lectures, no matter if we stayed far away from our study buildings as long as we are in Moscow region.

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Example : one of the entrances of metro station.

Example : escalator inside the metro station.
Waiting for the next train….

Inside the train…

Attention ! It is common when the metro station crowded with people.

Especially early in the morning ( where people are going to work ) and early in the evening ( where people are rushing back to their home ).

We, as the student in Moscow, MUST be alerted in such situation !

Manage your time properly which time you will depart from your hostel before going to classes or lectures.

The video shows you the situation is :


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Mosques in Moscow

Posted by Muslim Student Network on May 10, 2009

I’m sure you are aware by now that there aren’t that many mosques in Moscow as there are back home. Despite the inadequacy, solat still remains a must and an obligation that needs to be fulfilled. Even though not many places have a special prayer room built for the need of us Muslim, actually you may perform solat at anywhere as long as you feel comfortable.

Careful planning is needed and essential when one is planning to go shopping, traveling and etc. Be sure to wear a clean attire and one that covers your aurat as not only does it pleases Allah taa’la but enables and eases you in performing the obligatory solat wherever and whenever. Furthermore to be on the safe side, always bring a compass (for the Qiblah) and a timetable for prayer with you. You can download the monthly update from PPIM or KUMOSC blog.

Where ever you are in Moscow, do not skip your obligatory solat.If you are facing a problem that related to qiblah ( i.e you will start puzzling and arguing with your friends : “which is the right qiblah?” or anything related to it ) in a case you forgot to bring the compass, please remember what is Allah taa’la saying in the Surah Al-Baqarah ( i.e chapter 2 ), verse 115 :

“And to Allah belong the east and the west,so wherever you turn ( yourselves or your faces ) there is the Face (Countenance ) of Allah.Surely! Allah is All-Sufficient for His creature’s needs, All-Knowing.”

Surely you could solve the problem, if you really understand the verse whole-heartedly. Allah is the Most Merciful and the Most Forgiveness. So, don’t have to worry so much.

Generally, there are 5 well-known Mosques in Moscow.

Mosque

1. Blue Mosque.

Off Durova St., Mira Prospect No.7, Vipolsov by street, Moscow, Russia.
Phone: +7495 2814904
Metro : Proskpet Mira (Yellow Line).

http://mihrab.ru

2. Historical Mosque of Moscow.

historical mosque

Bolshaia Tatarskaia st, 28, Moscow, 115184, Russia.
Phone: +74959518448
Metro: Tretiakovskaia or Novokuzneckaia (Yellow or Green Line).

http://www.manar.ru

3. Memorial Mosque.

Memorial Mosque

Minskaya Street, Moscow, Russia.
Metro: Park Pobedy (Blue Line).

4. Yardam Mosque

Yardam

ул. Хачатуряна, № 8
Metro: Otradnoe (Grey Line – North side)


5. MILOST Muslim Organization

ул. Адмирала Лазарева
Metro: Bulval Admiral Ushakova (Blue Line – South side), Also can be reached from Metro Yacenevo (Orange Line) then take bus No 710.

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