Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 03
  • Police: 02
  • Fire dept: 01
Vaccines

Universal vaccinations (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B)

Health risks

No major risk. Provide insect repellents in rural areas.

Doctor consultation fees
€120
Quality of public medical facilities
Free. After several reforms, the government is trying to modernize infrastructure and increase the medical staff.
Tap water
Do not drink water if you are a foreigner.

Practical information

Capital
Moscow
Major towns and cities
Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Yekaterinburg
Official languages
Russian
GDP
USD 1.884 trillion
Population
143,8 million
Area
17,098,242 km2
Currency
Time zone
UTC +3 to +12 
Country code
+7 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow (DME), Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (SVO), Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg (LED) Koltsovo Airport in Ekaterinburg (SVX)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 1st : New Year’s Day
January 2 to 5 : New Year Holiday
January 7 : Christmas
February 23 : Defender of the Fatherland Day
March 8 : International Women’s Day
May 1st : Spring and Labour Day
May 9 : Victory Day
June 12 : Russia Day
November 4 : Unity Day

Climate
Cold and relatively dry climate. Temperatures drop from south to north and from west to east.
Best time to visit
June to August
Best places to visit

Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow
Historic center of St. Petersburg,
Lake Baikal,
Caucasus Moutains

Housing
€800 for a studio in Moscow

Partenaires

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