Europe and Asia
Good to know information for citizens traveling to Russia
- Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
- Russia and Skylink
- In Russia the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz
- NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER112
- Moscow Standard Time Time zone in Moscow, Russia (GMT+3)Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Standard Time Kamchatka Krai, Russia (GMT+12)Magadan Standard Time Magadan (GMT+11)Sakhalin Standard Time Sakhalin (GMT+11)Vladivostok Standard Time Vladivostok (GMT+10)Yakutsk Standard Time Yakutsk (GMT+9)Irkutsk Standard Time Irkutsk (GMT+8)Novosibirsk Standard Time Novosibirsk (GMT+7)Samara Standard Time Samara (GMT+4)Eastern European Standard Time Kaliningrad (GMT+2)
The Russian consulates located in Europe take 3 to 10 business days for the visa processing. In addition, Russian visas issued by the consulates in Europe may have a five day "waiting period" on entering Russia, i.e. the person can not travel to Russia for at least 5 days after the visa is issued.
Cruise ship passengers may enter and stay for up to 72 hours without a visa.Visitors to Vladivostok (airport and sea port) holding passports from Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, China, India, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia and Turkey can enter without a visa for visits up to 30 days. This is only for visits to Russia's far east.