This country tretches over two continents and eleven time zones. It has an incredibly rich history, centuries-old traditions, excellent cuisine and incredible nature. Everyone should experience Russia at least once!
The entry into the Russian Federation is carried out with a valid visa, which must be applied before the trip through a consular mission of the Russian Federation in your country.
Travelers can discover St. Petersburg and nearby Leningrad Region with free electronic visas. Online application can be applied 4 days before entry date. The period of stay will be up to 8 days.
The currency of the Russian Federation is the Russian ruble (₽). One euro is about 80 Russian ruble (May 2020). The money can be exchanged at banks or at exchange offices. For security reasons, please do not exchange money by private persons. Maestro and Visa cards are accepted in most locations including shops, hotels and restaurants.
Russian cuisine is incredibly tasty and nutritious. Travelers can be pleasantly surprised with its variety of dishes and gastronomic combinations of both vegetarian and meat cuisine. By visiting Russia, we recomend you to try the famous Russian soups "Borscht" and "Potato Okroshka", dumplings with meat "Pelmeni", salads "Olivier", "Dressed herring" and of coarce "Blini" - a wheat pancakes rolled with a variety of fillings: jam, cheese, sour cream or caviar.
Russia is a secular state in which no religion can be recognized as a state or a duty. The constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and religion. Most believers in Russia profess Christianity in the form of orthodoxy.
The official language is Russian. The Russian language is classified as an Indo-European language and it is one of the four East Slavic languages. By communicating with foreigners locals (mostly young people) mainly use English.
In cafes and restaurants, if the service charge is not included in the bill, it is recommended to give a tip 5-10% of the bill .