Originally Posted by randel
It could be easier to exchange your money before your trip and not to count on ATM-s. Its much faster to pay cash usually.
Originally Posted by motoreiter
Not so sure, I don't like to carry thousands of dollars around on me.
Bring a few hundred dollars/euros cash, but there is really no shortage of ATMs in any Russian city. Out in the villages/countryside they are much rarer, if not non-existent.
Thanks for the info.
Sound like we will pass a place that should be able to exchange on the way there so we will see if its possible to have a smaller amount in cash and use an ATM when/if needed.
Will only be a few days in Russia and the hotels have already been paid for so should not be that much expenses.
Have another question also, hope there is no need for any info about emergency numbers but better safe then sorry.
Do russia have any emergency help? Like 112 in europe and 911 in the US?
What is it? And is there any chance they speak any english if calling?
Will also try to look up this info online and update here what I find but if anyone sees it and know please fill in.
EDIT: Seems like they introduced a 112 number in 2011 but if there is any chance of getting anywhere in english I can not find any information about =/