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What is the best currency to take and exchange in Russia?

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    Us dollars or euro could be easily exchanged on every corner about 3 years ago

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    Dont try to exchange currency at corners!! Use banks, or you could be tricked. about 3 years ago

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    Krill is absolutely right. Banks only. Of course if you are not in search of adventures or, to be more precise, troubles. almost 3 years ago

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    I'd recommend to take bank cards -visa and mastercard are pretty widespread, there are bunch of ATMs at least in bigger cities, and you still could use it for payment for accomodation. almost 3 years ago

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    Better usd and euro almost 3 years ago

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    Well u will have the best rate in the airport, directly when u go out from the baggage hall... So make the exchange there before going out... That's what I always do when I go there.... almost 3 years ago

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    Person above me is trying to be funny. Airport changes in Russia is a rip off, just like in any other place in the world. Take euro and change it in bank, not on street or in airport. You can also use cards, but ATMs are not that common outside of Moscow and definitely not available at small towns. Besides the international usage usage of credit card is not the cheapest thing. almost 3 years ago

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    I would recommend to all foreign people tp come to Moscow with USD or EUR. If you're getting taxi to the city (not Aeroexpress train which is cheaper and comfortable to get tickets in automatic machines with your card ), then you should exchange some of the sum in the airport just to pay for a taxi. Almost every place in Moscow like hotels, restaurants, shops e.t.c. accepting VISA or MASTERCARD. Not sure about American Express at all though. So if you come at late night, do so. The next day you can exchange your currency in the bank (make sure its not Sunday, most of banks are close). And I agree with previous somments: dont exchange your money on the corners of the street. Hope that will help. Enjoy our city :) almost 2 years ago

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    There are ATMs at the airport that will let you select English and take out rubles which is what everyone uses. Mastercard worked for me as my credit union card didn't of course not being a big International banking institution. I recommend the red ATMs, sorry I can't remember which bank it is, some of the other ones let you select English but are then in Russian although you can usually work it out from the pictures. almost 2 years ago

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    The primary foreign currency in Russia is Euro and then US Dollar. If is really no need to bring large sum of cash to Russia since you really got the best rate from local ATM machines from Russian banks. Exchanging with cash is a real pain since you would need to fill out a form and show your passport and visa.

    Because rubles are not circulating outside of Russia, never exchange for rubles outside of Russian Federation. A friend of mine had a misfortune of getting rip off at New York JFK's Travelex last year and the rate is absolutely a rip off. over 1 year ago

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    Any
    Use Bank for exchange
    Pay credit card anywhere 11 months ago

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