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What to spend your rubles on

  • Vodka with your meal

    180 RUB

  • Photo pass in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

    200 RUB

  • Entrance to St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow

    250 RUB

  • Matryoshka doll from a market stall

    300-1000 RUB

  • Fancy three-course dinner for two in Moscow

    4500 RUB

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Must-sees in Russia

  • St. Petersburg
  • From folk shows to cathedrals, there is plenty to see in St. Petersburg. Check out the Peter and Paul Fortress, which features the remains of the former tsars and Trotsky’s old jail cell.
  • Moscow
  • This historic city offers a lot to see and do; the Kremlin and Red Square are truly a sight to behold, and Moscow’s metro is a labyrinth of stunning architecture.

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How the rubles add up

Through the turbulent events of the last century, the ruble has remained Russia’s currency. Each ruble consists of 100 kopeks, but these are worth a comparatively small amount of money, so you may find it easier to round up to your nearest ruble when you pay for anything. You will find coins to the value of 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles.

Tipping etiquette in Russian restaurants is to tip up to 15% of your bill, depending on how good your service was. Not tipping at all might be taken as a rude gesture, so it’s usually best to leave something rather than nothing. This is not so much the case in bars, where it is really up to you – if you’ve had quite a few drinks it might be polite to tip, but not if you’re only having one.

Current situation with Russian ruble

Due to intense volatility, we have currently stopped selling Russian rubles online or at our stores. You may want to consider the Travelex Globe Cash Passport as an alternative option. This is a card which you can load up with GBP and then spend anywhere in the world that accepts MasterCard, giving you total ease and flexibility in your spending.

The Globe Cash Passport is Chip and PIN protected, and should you encounter any problems while you are away, you can contact our customer service team 24-7.

Frequently used banknotes

After redenomination in 1998, a new series of notes were introduced, with the most commonly-used ones in everyday trade being for the value of 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 rubles.

When it comes to the many market stalls in the main cities, you can negotiate for lots of products. Take plenty of smaller notes with you so you can purchase items for as small a price as possible – if sellers see you with nothing smaller than 500 rubles, they will try to charge more.

Buying Russian ruble online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over 600 GBP

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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