Useful links

Here is a list of official websites and useful addresses so that you can gather all sorts of information about Russia and plan your journey well.
But : like many things in Russia, it is mostly all in Russian. You can use http://www.promt.ru/, or http://www.promt.com/, a free online dictionary.

Official websites :

  • www.gov.ru - Russian authorities' website
  • www.gov.spb.ru - Saint-Petersburg government's official website
  • www.mos.ru - Moscow town hall's website
  • www.rg.ru - Official edition of the Russian government (official documents)
  • www.kremlin.ru - Information about the Russian president
  • www.nalog.ru - Russian tax services website
  • www.mid.ru - Russian foreign affairs website, embassy, consulate and international organizations' contacts
  • www.rusemlon.org - Russian embassy and consulates in the UK
  • www.russianembassy.biz/scotland-edinburgh.htm - Russian embassy and consulates in Scotland
  • www.ireland.mid.ru - Russian embassy and consulates in Ireland
  • www.russianembassy.org - Russian embassy and consulates in the USA
  • www.rusembcanada.mid.ru - Russian embassy and consulates in Canada
  • www.australia.mid.ru - Russian embassy and consulates in Australia

Transport, travels :

  • www.rzd.ru - Russian railways Arts, entertainment
  • www.afisha.ru - Information about the cultural life of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, theatre repertoires, exhibitions, concerts and clubs
  • www.museum.ru - Catalogue of the Russian museums
  • www.theatre.ru - Information about Moscow's theatres
  • www.tophoto.ru - Catalogue of Russian websites dedicated to photography
  • www.gramota.ru - All about the Russian language

General Information :

  • www.adresa.yandex.ruu - Locates addresses in the largest Russian cities
  • www.gismeteo.ru - Russian weather forecast
  • www.slovari.ru - Russian dictionary
  • www.mojgorod.ru - Russian cities and regions, historical and geopolitical information

Mobile phone operators in Russia :

  • www.tele2.ru
  • www.beeline.ru
  • www.mts.ru
  • www.megafon.ru

Money and finance :

  • www.cbr.ru - Russian's central bank website; exchang rates
  • www.rbc.ru - Economic information agency "Rossbisnessconsalting"
  • www.allinsurance.ru - List of the largest insurance companies in Russia