In terms of landmass, Russia is the largest country in the world, at over 170 million square kilometers. This of course includes the famous Siberia, which stretches to the Bering Sea near Alaska. Most of the population is concentrated in Western Europe, where the capital, Moscow, is located. St. Petersburg is another popular destination, with its location on the Baltic Sea near Finland and Estonia.
QUICK RUSSIA FACTS
Currency: Russian Rubles can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Russia, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Russia is Russian.
Health: There are a major health concerns in Russia for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Russia.
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