Welcome to Moscow
Moscow is the city of contrasts, mixing the simple Bohemian and the glittering glamorous! Do not be surprised to find a church dating from the 16th century covered in gold next to a glass building from the 1990’s. Here, salty caviar is washed down with sweet “shampanskoye”. What represents this spirit better than Moscow’s underground railway? For a few roubles you can travel between stations decorated with chandeliers and marble.
|Currency||Russian ruble (RBL) 1 ruble = 100 kopeks|
|Opening hours||Most shops are open from 9/11am-7pm on weekdays. Banks are open from 10am-5pm. Some offices are closed an hour for lunch. Many museums are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.|
|Newspapers||The Moscow Times
The Moscow Tribune
|Emergency numbers||Emergency: 01
Moscow Tourist Helpline: +7 800 220 00 02 (English)
|Tourist information||Moscow Tourist Information Centre
Gostiny Dvor, 4 Ilyinka, Moscow
+7 095 232 5657
Information can also be found at travel agents and upscale hotels.