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Country Name
Russian Federation
Geographical Area
17,100,000 km2
143,976,000 (2015 estimate)
Capital City
Language   Russian
Religion   Russian Orthodox 41%, Muslim 6.5%, Unaffiliated Christians 4.1%, Other Orthodox 1.5%, Pagans 1.2%.
Government   Federal republic, Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic
Head of Government   President: Vladimir Putin; Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev
Embassy   U.S. Embassy in Moscow Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8 Moscow 121099, Russian Federation Tel: +7 (495) 728-5000, fax: 728-5090 U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg 15 Furshtatskaya St. St. Petersburg 191028, Russia Tel.: +7 (812) 331-2600, fax: +7 (812) 331-2852
Visas   You are required to have a visa upon entry (not available upon arrival) and at least two blank pages for the entry stamp.
Health Risks   For the latest information on vaccinations, outbreaks, and diseases, please consult the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
Clothing Suggestions   Russian winters can be especially chilly; be sure to pack a heavily lined wool or down coat if you plan to be there October to March.
Time Zone:   There are nine time zones in Russia: UTC+03:00, 04:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, and 09:00.
Banking / Exchange   Cashpoints (ATMs) are very common and money is best exchanged at a bank.
Currency   Ruble (RUB)
Electric Current   Metric
Credit Cards / Traveler Checks   All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and major stores. Traveler’s checks are not widely accepted.
Shopping   In major cities, shops are open Mon-Sat 9am to 6pm.
Weights & measures  
How to shop Tax Fee  
National Airport   Moscow: Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo International Airports
Major Tourist Attractions   Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Sochi.
Tipping Suggestion   If your bill includes a service charge, tipping is not necessary. If not, tip 10-15% for good service. Tipping in bars is not standard.
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