Russian Federation Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
DRIVING SIDE: Right
INTERNET CODE: .ru
Country Code: +7
Eleven time zones in Russia ranging from UTC + 2 to UTC +12
Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific seas (37.7 thousand km in total)
Hello: Здравствуйте Zdrastvooyte
Yes: Да [Da]
No: Нет [Nyet]
Thank you: Спасибо Spaseeba
C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E R AT E
Russian Ruble (₽, руб / р.)
1 USD = 75.14 USD
1 ZAR = 4.44 RUB
Subject to change
Recommended vaccinations for Russia:
Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Japanese encephalitis is a threat in some areas. Consult with your health specialist whether you’ll need a vaccine.
Voltage Requirements: 220 V
Power plugs & sockets are of type C & type F
Winter: min. -10 °C – max. 1 °C
Summer: min. 16 °C – max. 24°C
Due to Russia’s size, it has different types of climate, but almost everywhere winter is freezing, while summer is moderately rainy.
DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S
EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE
South African Embassy in the Russian Federation
Moscow Granatny per., dom 1
+7 (495) 926-11-77
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS
You’ll need to get a visa from the Russian Embassy before you travel. Processing times are up to 20 business days for standard service or up to 3 business days for urgent service depending upon the visa category applied for and the application itself.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after the expiry date of your visa.
NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS
NGOs continue to work, but they are required to report if they receive funding from abroad and are engaged in internal political activity.
- For more information, refer to Russia: Detailed Profile
Climatestotravel. Russia. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/european-russia
Gov.UK. Foreign Travel Advice: Russia. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia/entry-requirements
Indepthnews. 2020. Russian Govt Prohibits ‘Only Illegal’ NGO Activities. Available from: https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/the-world/russia/3381-russian-govt-prohibits-only-illegal-ngo-activities
PassportHealth. Travel Vaccines and Advice for Russia. Available from: https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/russia/
Power Plugs & Sockets of the World. Russia. Available from: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/russia/
Russiatrek.org. International Airports of Russia. Available from: https://russiatrek.org/flights-to-russia
World Population Review. (2020). Russia. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/russia-population