Russia: Country Quickfacts
|Area:||17,098,242 sq km (largest in the world)|
|Country Population:||143,975,923 (12 million in Moscow)|
|Credit Cards:||All major credit cards are welcome.|
|Currency:||Russian Ruble (RUR)|
|Departure Tax:||There is no departure tax in Russia|
|Drives on the:||Right|
|Electricity:||Type C (European 2-pin), Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth).|
|Official Language(s):||Russian is official, with states allowing their initial ethnic language to be official as well.|
|Religion:||Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.|
|Natural resources:||Petroleum, natural gas, timber, furs, precious and nonferrous metals.|
|Agriculture products:||Grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, vegetable, fruits; beef, milk.|
|Industries:||Complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; shipbuilding; road and rail transportation equipment; communications equipment; agricultural machinery, tractors, and construction equipment; electric power generating and transmitting equipment; medical and scientific instruments; consumer durables, textiles, foodstuffs, handicrafts.|
|Time Zone:||GMT +3 (Moscow); 11 time zones in total|
|Tipping:||In Russia, tipping is at your own discretion and we recommend the following:
• Local guides: USD $2-$3 per person, per day;
• Drivers: USD $1– $2 per person, per day;
• Porters (luggage handling) USD $1 per piece of luggage.
Russia Travel Information
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