Coin in Russia

Billete 5000 rublosThe legal currency is the ruble. As banknotes circulate 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rubles. Kopek coins (hundredth of a ruble) are values ​​of 1, 5, 10 and 50.

Get change is simple, it can be done at airports, in most hotels and banks. Of course there are exchange houses also, especially in tourist areas. It is advisable to obtain the change in the street or in unauthorized places may seem more advantageous: the risk of fraud or obtaining counterfeit bills run. It is important to have dollar bills or euros in the best possible condition.

There is also the option of using ATMs.

To make payments is highly recommended, comfortable and practical to do with international credit cards when possible, but keep in mind that some stores, hotels and restaurants operate only with cash.

In some shops euros or dollars they are received, but will always be more convenient to use the ruble or credit card to avoid disappointment.