Russian Radio

If you want to know what’s on the radio in Russia now, just listen to free Russian radio stations online. Listening to the Russian radio is also a great way to improve your Russian.


Okroshka (russian: окрошка) – a refreshing soup with kvass and vegetables – is a nourishing and thirst-quenching dish on hot summer days.

Bean Soup with Walnuts

This warming and hearty white bean soup made with walnuts is packed with nutrients and helps survive long Russian winters. This tasty soup is also a good source plant protein.

Post and Internet in Russia

Letters sent from Russia via airmail reach their addressees abroad in about 10 -14 days. Those posted in smaller towns take even longer. Stamps are sold at post offices (russ.: "почта") or in the hotels. Outgoing mail can be posted in numerous blue post boxes. For important correspondence it is better using international delivery services. […]

Useful Tips for Traveling Russia

The Russians are very helpful and many people speak English, especially in bigger cities. Some useful tips for traveling to Russia.

Foreign Embassies in Russia

American Diplomatic Representatives in Russia American Embassy in Moscow American Citizen Services Novinskiy Bulvar, 21 123242 Moscow, Russia Tel: (+7 495)728-5577 Fax: (+7 495) 728-5084 Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (except Russian and American holidays) After hours emergencies: 7-495-728-5025 American Consulate General in St. […]

Ruble - the russian currency

The official Russian currency is ruble (1 Ruble = 100 Kopeks). Although some prices are indicated in dollars, it is only possible to pay in rubles. Exchange Rate Ruble / Euro / Dollar Arrival in Russia All imported foreign currency, ruble, traveller's cheques as well as internal and foreign certified securities must be declared in […]

Health Information for Travelers to Russia

Required Vaccination for a trip to Russia There are no additional vaccinations required. It is recommended to have up-to-date vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis and hepatitis A. Travellers going to Siberia or forested areas of Russia are advised to get vaccines against rabies and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Basic Information for Travellers to Russia During the […]

Russia, Russian Federation

(russ.: Россия, Российская Федерация) Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Russia used to be the major of 15 republics and is therefore often used as a synonym for the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). That is misleading, but understandable, as Russia not only covered three quarters of the former USSR, but […]