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Russia is located in Eastern Europe/Asia and has a population of 140 million people. This is the world largest country and is made up of more than 100 different nationalities, cultures and languages. Russian is the official language, although clearly there are countless other languages and dialects spoken throughout the country and English is widely spoken by younger Russians.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Russia is definitely a country of diversity. The best time to visit Russia is in summer (June, July and August) as the winters can be very cold.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Rouble (RUB, symbol руб). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are required by most foreigners for entry to Russia. These vary depending on country of origin so be sure to contact the Russian embassy/consulate. Travelers staying in Russia for more than three working days must register their visa within three days of arrival with a local branch of the Ministry of the Interior. Visitors must have documented travel itineraries for the length of their stay.

Getting there

Obviously with the massive size of Russia there are many airports, however the most common points of entry are at Moscow Domodedovo Airport and St Petersburg.

Dialling codes

To call Russia, the country dialling code is +7.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Russia at:

Lonely Planet -​russia

Russia Embassy in the USA -

Russia Embassy in the UK -​embassy

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011