Practical info

Time zones

UTC from +3 (Kaliningrad) to +12 (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), Moscow and St. Petersburg UTC +4.


Is the Russian rubble. All major cards are accepted.


220 volt AC, 50 hz, continental type socket with two round pins.


Country code is +7. To make an international call from Russia you need to dial 810 + country code and number.


About 10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service, not mandatory but expected.


International Airport Sheremetyevo

Here you can find all relevant customs information.

Customs declaration form:

Click here (PDF)


Airport transportation in Moscow.




In case of emergency dial 112 (you might need a help from a Russian speaker).

Medical emergency in Moscow


Lost or stolen passport

Report you stolen or lost passport to the police. You have to have your police report with you at all times until you obtain a new passport and visa.
Report the loss to your embassy.

British Embassy: +7 495 956 7200
German Embassy: +7 495 937 9500
US Embassy: +7 495 728 5577 or +7 495 728 5500 (after hours).