Russia Currency Guide
Russia uses the Russian Rouble.
ATM facilities linked to international networks can be found throughout towns and cities in Russia, but stick to using the machines within banks and major hotels for safety reasons. If you plan to withdraw money or use your credit card while travelling, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you travel, it’s a good idea to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Russian Roubles to have with you when you arrive. If you need to change money in Russia, exchange bureaus and banks will usually only accept Euros and US Dollars.
For large purchases, it’s a good idea to bring a credit card with you on your holiday to Russia instead of carrying a lot of cash. Visa and MasterCard are accepted widely in most restaurants, shops and hotels as well as in major banks for cash advances. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your savings account and the local currency from ATMs and wherever credit cards are accepted.