Internet and Email
Free wi-fi is quite common in all of Russian major cities. Free access to internet could be found at university facilities in Moscow as well as on the metro, while in other cities you can go online at almost any other cafe, coffee shop or restaurant.
Most Russian universities do not have free computer labs for their students (RGGU has one), so students prefer to use laptops and smartphones. Data plans are very cheap in Russia, so it is not a problem to stay online. Some smartphones offer a personal hotspot feature too.