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Telecommunications

Moscow has an up-to-the-date telecommunications infrastructure. Landline and mobile networks operate almost seamlessly.

For international calls from Russia, dial "+" or “810”, followed by the country code, city code/network code and phone number. To call a number in Russia, dial "+7” first.

To save on roaming, choose a major Russian mobile operator (Beeline, MTS, Megafon, or Tele2) whose rates are low as compared with those of their European counterparts.

Mind that you will need your passport to by a SIM-card. Do not buy cards from street vendors.

Free Wi-Fi is available in public transport (mt_free). Many hotels, restaurants, parks and shopping centres also provide free Wi-Fi.

In some cases, SIM cards bought outside Russia do not allow connection to public Wi-Fi or provide only limited access to certain applications.

 

The government postal service is ineffective in Russia. It may take weeks to deliver a letter to the nearest city. In case of urgency, use alternative delivery services.

 

 

 

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