Russia is part of Europe with main city at Moscow. It's usually 🌤️ 2.53 °C in Russia with a rainfall of 🌧 31.96 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Russia. Internet speed in Russia is on average 11.6 Mbps. In Russia you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 147M people. The main currency is Russian Ruble. The languages spoken are Russian. Automatic teller machines (local name: bankomat (????????)) are everywhere in Russia. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~2.53 °C 🌧 ~31.96 mm 👨👩👦👦 147M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
Do not travel to Russia due to the security environment and military conflict with Ukraine. If you’re in Russia, leave immediately using the limited commercial options available or private means if it’s safe to do so. The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary departure of dependants of Australian Embassy staff in Moscow. The security situation could deteriorate further with little warning. The Russian parliament has passed laws that severely inhibit free speech related to the current situation, imposing restrictions on the publishing and distribution of information related to the Russian armed forces and any military operations. Remain vigilant and avoid any protests or demonstrations and commenting publicly on political developments. Non-participating bystanders can draw scrutiny from security forces and have been detained. Given the substantial police presence and mass arrests, you should avoid demonstrations and any demonstration-related activities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Russia overall due to the security environment and military conflict with Ukraine.
Russia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Russian
💱 Currencies Used
Russia uses the Russian ruble (symbol: ?), code RUB.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 and 5 rubles. Ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5, 3, 2 and 1 rubles and 50, 10, 5 and 1 kopeks.
Automatic teller machines (local name: bankomat (????????)) are everywhere in Russia. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Russia has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Russia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.
Internet speed in Russia is on average 11.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Russia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 573.42 RUB, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Beeline, MTS (Mobile TeleSystems), MegaFon, Tele2 or Yota. Russia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Russia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Russia, dial +, then 7 (the country code for Russia), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Russia, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 301 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Russia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60-110 km/h (37-68 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on undivided highways.