What else do I need to know when travelling to Russia?
Visa: British passport holders must have a valid visa before travelling to Russia. To apply, your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the date you’re due to enter Russia and contain at least two blank pages.
You’ll also be expected to pay a processing fee and wait up to 7 working days for your Visa application to be processed.
Currency: the local currency is the Ruble
Culture: the social norms in Russia can vary from those seen in the UK. Although Russians are friendly and open among friends, it can be deemed as strange to smile at strangers.
Tipping: while tipping is quite common in Russia, it’s only really done as a sign of appreciation, rather than an expectation. At a restaurant, a reasonable tip would be 10% of your bill.