Last Updated: 16th Nov 2013

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Capital: Moscow

Currency: Ruble

Language: Russian (official), Euro (unofficial)

Visas: Travel Visa Information

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Manners and Customs

  • Smiling and other displays of pleasure traditionally are only displayed when they are truly genuine. This gives many people the wrong idea that Russians are constantly miserable, which is certainly not the case.
  • Tipping is not traditional but is becoming more common, as with the rest of Europe, if you do choose to, roughly 10% is considered reasonable.

Places Contiki visits in Russia

  • Novgorod
  • Velikiye-Luki



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