Russia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Russia

Russia summary

Russia is an immense country with around 147M Russian. Official language is Russian. Russia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+02:00 to UTC+12:00. Currency used in Russia is Russian Ruble (RUB).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 162
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 107

ATMs in Russia are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Russia is on average 11.6 Mbps. In Russia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 147M ☀️ ~-6 °C 🌧 ~34 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 17124k km2 (6612k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
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🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Russian


Currency 💱

1 RUB = 0.01 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Tipping 💁🏽

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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Russia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


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 .

international: + 7 301 1234567
calling local: 8301 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Russia is on average 11.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Russia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Russia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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