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Area:  17,098,242 sq km (largest in the world)
Capital: Moscow
Country Code: +7
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).
Ethnic Groups: 
  • 81% Russians
  • 3.7% Tatars
  • 1.4% Ukrainians
  • 1.1% Bashkirs
  • 1% Chuvashes
  • 11.8% others and unspecified
Flag: Russia Flag
Location:  Northern Eurasia
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

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Russia.

Learn about the history and culture of Russia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Russia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Russia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Russia tours today!



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