A beautiful country of colors, history and soul, this is what Russia is. Spanning eleven time zones, Russia has so many splendors within its fold for its visitors to uncover. From the largest freshwater lake in the world, rivers and forests teeming with fish and wildlife, remarkable volcanoes, and towering mountains, to ancient cities and small towns, Russia boasts a wealth of natural and cultural heritage waiting to be discovered.
Plan your next trip to Russia and make sure to visit the Old Russian cities of Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, Pereyaslavl Zalessky, Rostov, Uglitch, Yaroslavl and Kostroma, the biggest gems of Russia’s Golden Ring. Not to mention Moscow, where architecture combines the features of Oriental and Western cultures and St.Petersburg, the city rich in museums, monuments, and historical buildings and where the streets are lined with palaces, churches, stores, cafes, and theatres.
3 Main Attractions: Red Square, Moscow Kremlin, Hermitage Museum
Culture Norms: Initial greetings may come across as cool. Do not expect friendly smiles. A handshake is always appropriate - but not obligatory - when greeting or leaving, regardless of the relationship. Remove your gloves before shaking hands. Don't shake hands over a threshold. Putting your thumb through your index and middle fingers or making the "OK" sign are considered very rude gestures in Russia.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.9 $, coffee – 3.4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 50 $
Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112
Vaccinations: Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. You might need the Japanese encephalitis vaccination if you are staying for longer than one month in rural areas.
Name: Russian Ruble
1 RUB = 0.01 EUR
1 EUR= 71.8 RUB
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