Russian Tax Week
April 2021, Moscow – Saint Petersburg

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics

Lists of fares and services

Russian emergency phone numbers

Dialing code

Dialing Russian numbers from outside Russia:

Please dial telephone numbers as indicated: country code (+7), area code (499\495 or other), telephone number (7 digits).

Dialing Russian numbers from your mobile phone during your visit to Russia:

Please dial telephone numbers as indicated: country code (+7), area code (499\495 or other), telephone number (7 digits).

Always dial country code, area code and telephone number. Dialing international telephone numbers from your mobile phone during your visit to Russia:

Please use international standard procedure: dial “+”, country code, area code, telephone number.

When making a phone call from the fixed telephone at your hotel room – please follow instructions or ask concierge service for help.


The electricity in Moscow is 220 volt, 50 Hz. and standard outlets use two round prongs (pins) slightly smaller in diameter than found in some Western European countries. Most power sources are ungrounded.

TYP Note: Russians routinely unplug electronic equipment when not in use to protect against power surges.

European appliances: All standard European appliances and electronics will work fine and need no conversion. In some cases, however, the plug pins may be too large for the wall socket. In this case you can buy an adapter or make the wall socket pin holes larger to accommodate the plug.

North American appliances: Some newer appliances from North America, such as laptop computers, battery chargers and travel appliances, automatically adapt to this voltage & cycles/herz. Check your appliances and look for a label stating "110-220 volt, 50-60 herz". Sometimes you must change a switch manually to change voltages. You will need a round two-pin plug adapter, and a surge protector is recommended. Buy some plugs and adapters before you arrive and check that the pins are the right size and not too thick.

Transformers: For appliances that run only on 110 volt (e.g. lights, heaters, motors), you can use a transformer to convert from 220 volt to 110-130 volt without problems. It is not possible, however, to easily convert 50 Hz to 60 Hz, so be sure that your appliances or equipment can work with 110-130 volt, 50 Hz power. (US market photocopiers will not work in Russia without modification of the clock chip (60 MHz to 50 MHz.)) The small travel transformers are effective for small appliances & hair dryers.


The official currency of the Russian Federation is Ruble (RUB). All payments in the Russian Federation must be done in Russian Ruble. Credit card payments will also be carried out in RUB.

Currency exchange points are located at Moscow International Airports: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports in Moscow, main hotels and banks. Major currencies accepted for exchange are EUR and USD, some bank accept GBP. Currency exchange rates vary depending on the policies of a bank. Banks usually take commission for money exchange and participants are advised to take it into consideration. When making a currency exchange, banks also require a passport.

ATMs are available in banks, hotels, large shopping centers.

Relevant information about the currency exchange rate can be found at:

Major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, can be used at establishments, however, some restaurants and small shops accept cash payments only.

Participants are encouraged to get the confirmation from the relevant bank prior to arrival that the debit/credit/ATM cards to be used while traveling will allow transactions in Russia.