The combination of the words "Russian mafia" has become outdated. Now Russia is ruled by the oligarchs – those who at the time managed to buy oil, gas, etc. at a cheap price. As you can see, for ordinary tourists without risk, it is a matter of policy. And in general to be in Russia is now no less and no more dangerous than in any other European city.
But, as everywhere, tourists should be aware of some security measures, since they tend to have large sums of money.
You have to have the cash to pay for a taxi, dinner and overnight. Even if you want to
you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you have already booked! Because you can be faced with different circumstances, and you should be ready for it.
Caution The new notes, the better! So choose them carefully before you travel. They should not be black and greasy stains and small holes. They should not be worn or slightly torn. Such bills can be exchanged only in the state bank at a lower rate.
Exchange currency exchange offices are large and everywhere. At railway stations, airports and hotels are always less favorable rate. If you can pay the driver exchange, do it and exchanged other money in the city.
2. Credit cards.
It is very convenient to store money on a plastic card. In this case, you will avoid problems with pockets. However, you face the challenge of ensuring the safety of funds in your account: risk increases when you check your account online or use razlichalnymi devices and enter your key code. What should you do to save money?
– Before leaving open a special card for travel. Put to the amount needed for the trip. So you not only save your money basic, but do not exceed the planned budget. :))
– It is better to open a credit card rather than debit. If any payment is made with your card without your knowledge, you will be able to return the money only with your credit card.
– Keep on account of principal amounts of money that have nothing to do with the Internet. Check it out only after the return to your country.
– Always have a contact with the bank. Write them down somewhere, do not rely on the information written on your plastic card. If you lose your plastic card, you will lose all the numbers of the bank of telephones.
By following these simple rules, you can protect yourself from computer & # 39; computer thieves.
3. Sending money.
However, there is another original way of avoiding rassylalnikav, customs and pockets at railway stations. Just send money themselves through some system of money transfers as Western Union. To do this, transfer the money to his name in the city where you plan to travel. You can do some translations that do not carry a large amount of money, but to receive it when necessary. If you are planning to travel to a few cities, you can make the transfer on their behalf in each city. If some of the transferred money will not be used, you can return it after returning to your home country.
4. Travelers Checks.
This method is popular all over the world, but in Russia, few banks use this service. For example, in Kazan, there is only one bank (Ak Bars), which takes the traveler's checks. Therefore, carrying money on travel checks, do not count on them completely, it is better to combine a variety of ways.
Remember that in Russia you can not pay by check or other means, with the exception of rubles and plastic cards. You can pay in dollars or euros to individuals (eg taxi driver), if they agree, but in all official places is prohibited.
Follow these simple rules, preparing for a trip and enjoy the time in Russia!