overview

Russian Federation Rossiyskaya Federatsiya

country information

Flag

Russia flag

capital

Moscow

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .ru

Country Code: +7

Time Zone:
Eleven time zones in Russia ranging from UTC + 2 to UTC +12

COASTLINE:

Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific seas (37.7 thousand km in total)

Neighbours

North Korea

China

Mongolia

Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan

Georgia

Ukraine

Belarus

Latvia

Estonia

Finland

Norway

Russia map
Population

population

145.94 million

Religion

religion

Orthodox Christianity (41%)

Non-religious (13%)

Islam 6.5%

Other (39.5%)

President

president & parliament

President: Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister: Mikhail Mishustin

Ruling Party: United Russia

Groups

minority & majority groups

Majority: Russian (81%), Tartars (3.9%) Minority: Ukrainians (1.4%), Bashkirs (1.4%), Chuvashs (1.1%), Chechens (1.0%)

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Russian

        Hello: Здравствуйте  Zdrastvooyte

         Yes: Да [Da]

         No: Нет [Nyet]

         Thank you: Спасибо  Spaseeba

Currency

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

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

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.

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    220 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C & type F 

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Moscow

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

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South African Embassy in the Russian Federation

Moscow Granatny per., dom 1

+7 (495) 926-11-77

Website: http://www.saembassy.ru/

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Aeroflot

S7 Airlines

Rossiya Airlines

UTair

Ural Airlines

Pobeda Airlines

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Sheremetyevo

Moscow

Domodedovo

Moscow

Vnukovo

Moscow

Pulkovo

Saint Petersburg

Koltsovo

Ekaterinburg

Tolmachevo

Novosibirsk

Yemelyanovo

Krasnoyarsk

Pashkovsky Krasnodar

Ufa

Ufa

Novy

Khabarovsk

Sochi

Sochi

NGO

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