General information
Weather and time
In November, the temperature in Moscow normally ranges from -3°C to +1°C.
Standard time in Moscow is UTC +3.

230 volts at 50 Hz. Adaptors may be needed. Plugs have two cylindrical pins.

Foreign exchange banking
The Russian Rouble (RUB) is the unit of currency in the Russian Federation (as of 15 July 2017, 1
US dollar is equivalent to around 58 RUB; 1 Euro is equivalent to around 65 RUB). Currency
exchange facilities are available in the arrival terminals of the international airports and at most
hotels. There are banks in the WTC Moscow, which are normally open from 09:00 to 19:00 on
weekdays. Travellers' cheques and currencies of most countries can be cashed at banks.
International credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and

Value added tax (VAT)
VAT is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 18% and is included in the retail

Moscow Emergency Numbers

  • Fire/emergency/rescue/Police: 112
  • Information call centre: the service provides a wide range of useful information regarding sightseeing, public transportation, reservation services, etc. The services are provided by the Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow ( and are available in English.

Contact numbers:
+7 (800) 302-31-12 or +7 (800) 350-51-12 for Russian mobile numbers and landline phones free of charge;
+7 (495) 587-71-12 for foreign mobile operators, fee is in accordance

  • Emergency number of the Local conference organizer: +7 (915) 030-40-4

Useful Websites

Russia National Tourism Organization
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Domodedovo International Airport
Vnukovo International Airport
Sheremetyevo International Airport