Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

Moscow

Russia is part of Europe with main city at Moscow. Official language is Russian. Russia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 576.82 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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Russia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

112

Police

102

Ambulance

103

Fire department

101


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Last updated: June 17, 2019