Russian Federation

Capital Moscow

Population 146,599,183

Area 17,124,442 km2

Key facts

Russian Federation is a transcontinental country that lies on both the European and Asian continents. The majority of Russians live in Europe, which is also the country's historical heartland. By landmass, Russia is the world's biggest country. There are 14 countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Ukraine) that Russian Federation shares its borders with. The official language of Russian Federation is Russian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Russian.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Russian Federation was ranked 51st out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Russian Federation is Russian ruble (RUB). The rouble (₽) is subdivided into 100 kopeyka (к).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 56.17 RUB and 1 USD is worth 57.9 RUB.

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Banknotes

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Russian
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Russian Federation is 109.18 Mbps and mobile is 34.72 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Russian Federation has more ATMs than most other countries.164.93 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Russian Federation, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Russian Federation. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Russian Federation will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Unity Day will take place on November 4.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayНовый год
January 2, 2022New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 3, 2022New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 4, 2022New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 5, 2022New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 6, 2022New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 7, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayРождество Христово
February 23, 2022Defender of the Fatherland DayДень защитника Отечества
March 8, 2022International Women's DayМеждународный женский день
May 1, 2022Labour DayДень труда
May 9, 2022Victory DayДень Победы
June 12, 2022Russia DayДень России
November 4, 2022Unity DayДень народного единства

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Russian Federation?

There are no Mariott hotels in Russian Federation.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Russian Federation.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Russian Federation.

There are no Best Western hotels in Russian Federation.

There are Radisson hotels in 20 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Russian Federation.

What fast food chains are present in Russian Federation?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Russian Federation.

The McDonald's chain operates in Russian Federation.

The KFC chain operates in Russian Federation.

The Burger King chain operates in Russian Federation.

The Subway chain operates in Russian Federation.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Russian Federation.

The Starbucks chain operates in Russian Federation.

Weather

Today the sun in Moscow, rises at 6:26 AM and sets at 6:13 PM. The climate of Moscow may be categorized as a Humid continental (Dfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29RainLow: 5.9°C (42.62°F)High: 13.6°C (56.48°F)
FridaySep 30OvercastLow: 8.7°C (47.66°F)High: 14.2°C (57.56°F)
SaturdayOct 1Rain showersLow: 11.4°C (52.52°F)High: 14.9°C (58.82°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 7.9°C (46.22°F)High: 13°C (55.4°F)
MondayOct 3Heavy RainLow: 4.4°C (39.92°F)High: 7.5°C (45.5°F)
TuesdayOct 4OvercastLow: 5.2°C (41.36°F)High: 9.9°C (49.82°F)

Weather data for Moscow (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains, and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 7 cities.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Russian Federation.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Russian Federation.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.7, Russian Federation is placed 38th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Russian Federation traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  465.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Russian Federation

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Russian Federation?

Currently, citizens of 63 countries can enter Russian Federation without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Russian Federation.

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