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The Russian Community in Cyprus

Cyprus has been historically a preferred destination for Russian nationals to relocate to or even use as a second base. The continuously expanding Russian community in Cyprus finds it easy to adjust through the many similarities between the two cultures as well as, amongst others, the wide use of the Russian language, the set up of Russian Schools and Churches and through the presence of Russian media.

The Russian Community in Cyprus

Russian Embassy

Russian Embassy in Cyprus

P.O. Box 21845, 1514, Nicosia

Phone +357 22 774 622


Office Hours: 08.00 - 14.00 (Mon. - Fri.)

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Russian Speaking Schools in Cyprus

Russian Embassy School in Nicosia

The school at the Russian Embassy is the only state educational institution in Cyprus accredited by the Russian Ministry of Education, offering the Russian (CSE) certification. If a certificate is required for a child learning Russian in another school, then he/she must pass exams in coordination with the Embassy.

Primary and Secondary Schools in Limassol


Tel: +357 25 343 376



Tel: +357 25 370 087


MORFOSIS Russian Private School

Phone +357 25 258 200, +357 95 141 840


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Please find below the Russian Orthodox Churches in Cyprus:

The Philanthropou Christon


Tel: +357 99 107 725

Church of Semistrelnaya

Larnaka - Alethriko Area

Tel: +357 99 805 842

Russian Church of St. Andrew and All Saints

The Russian Church in the city of Episkopi, under the patronage of St. Andrew and All Russian Saints, was built in a Russian style, and it is unique in Cyprus. The new church boasts five gold domes which arrived from St. Petersburg. The central dome, weighing nearly eight tons, was placed on the church on July 7, 2016   

There are also other Greek Orthodox Churches and Monasteries in Cyprus; below is an indicative list.

Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos is one of the richest and most lavished monasteries of Cyprus; it is situated on one of Troodos’ mountain peaks.

Phone: +357 22 942 435

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church

The cave church of the Lady of the Golden Cave is located on the outskirts of Nicosia on

the road to Deftera.

Phone: +357 22 622 306, +357 22 621 718

Archbishop's Palace

It is a religious, national and political monument that is closely associated with modern Cypriot history. Next to it is the new Archbishop’s Palace, a two - story stone building in Neo - Byzantine style. The Archbishop's Palace is located in the heart of Nicosia.

Phone: +357 22 554 600

Agios Kyprianos and Agia Ioustini

The church dedicated to Agios Kyprianos and Agia Ioustini is found in the village Meniko, of the Nicosia district, and is a very important pilgrimage for thousands of believers, not only Cypriots but also believers from other countries.

Phone: +357 22 821 478

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Europe-Cyprus (Европа Кипр)

Phone: +357 25 581 133


Vestnik Kipra (Вестник Кипра)

Phone:+357 25 582 120, +357 25 590 530


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Russian Media Group

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Radio Station

Russian Wave: 105.7FM

Xит: 91.4FM Russian Music

MyRadio Art: 99.0FM Russian and international music radio in Cyprus)

Russian Wave: 105.6FM Russian Interest

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Cyprus-Russian Business Association

Address: 29, Ayias Paraskevis, Strovolos, 1518 Nicosia, Cyprus

Phone: +357 22 455 622


Cyprus Russian Association of Paphos

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Cultural Centres/Festivals


Address: 16 Alassias Street, Nicosia 1075, Cyprus

Phone: +357 22 761 607

Cyprus Russian Festival

Phone: +357 25 590 530

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Food & Entertainment

Russian citizens moving to Cyprus have a wide range of tastes to choose from as the Cypriot cuisine is highly influenced by many cultures that have settled the Island at times. The assortment of quality restaurants caters to the needs of people seeking for the traditional Cyprus cuisine (Taverns), International cuisine, Healthy Mediterranean Diet as well as the Russian cuisine.

Entertainment is a vital part of life in Cyprus. It ranges from wine bars, bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and theatres. Additionally one can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as water-sports, hiking, cycling etc almost all year round.

Further information on what Cyprus has to offer in terms of food & entertainment can be found at the Cyprus Tourism Organisations website:

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Phryni Yiakoumetti Mina

Director, Private Wealth Services, PwC Cyprus

Tel: +357-22555719

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