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).





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, 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 143.41 Mbps and mobile is 39.57 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Russian Federation has more ATMs than most other countries.164.93 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

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 2024, Russian Federation will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Russia Day will take place on June 12.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayНовый год
January 2, 2024 New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 3, 2024 New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 4, 2024 New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 5, 2024 New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 6, 2024 New Year holidayНовогодние каникулы
January 7, 2024 Orthodox Christmas DayРождество Христово
February 23, 2024 Defender of the Fatherland DayДень защитника Отечества
March 8, 2024 International Women’s DayМеждународный женский день
May 1, 2024 Labour DayДень труда
May 9, 2024 Victory DayДень Победы
June 12, 2024 Russia DayДень России
November 4, 2024 Unity DayДень народного единства


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?

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.


What is the weather like in Moscow?

Today the sun in Moscow, rises at 3:54 AM and sets at 8:59 PM. The climate of Moscow may be categorized as a Humid continental (Dfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30OvercastLow: 17.4°C (63.32°F)High: 29.2°C (84.56°F)
FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 17.9°C (64.22°F)High: 30.6°C (87.08°F)
SaturdayJun 1Rain showersLow: 18.5°C (65.3°F)High: 26.4°C (79.52°F)
SundayJun 2ThunderstormLow: 16.2°C (61.16°F)High: 26.7°C (80.06°F)
MondayJun 3ThunderstormLow: 17.7°C (63.86°F)High: 23.9°C (75.02°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 15.7°C (60.26°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)

Weather data for Moscow (capital city) by


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.


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 16.74.

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

Emergency phones in Russian Federation

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


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.

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