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Area: 17,098,242 km²
Capital: Moscow (Moscow)
Population: 143 228 000 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain regions of Russia is inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .


Russian is the official language in Russia. In addition, there are several other languages ​​spoken in Russia including English, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian and Chuvash.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Russia.
A visa is required. You can apply in person at the Russian visa center in The Hague, after making an appointment and fill out the visa form (30 days valid).

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Russia: .
Dutch Consulates in Russia: .
Russian Embassy in the Netherlands: .
Russian consulate in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Russia, it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations.

Money and Money
In Russia paid with the Russian ruble (RUB).

Traffic and route
In Russia you have to drive on the right side of the road.
With the Google route planner you to, from or within Russia provide directions.

Photo: By LxAndrew – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

In Russia the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap. The quality varies by region.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Russia can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Russia, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Russia ending in .ru.
Official websites of Russia: and .
Russian Tourist Board: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Russia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Russia.

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An overview of all the holidays in Russia, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Russia can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Russia can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.