Weather and time
In October, the temperature in Moscow normally ranges from +5°C to +11°C.
Standard time in Moscow is GMT+4.
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 2014, 1 US dollar is equivalent to around 34 RUB; 1 Euro is equivalent to around 47 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 shops.
Value added tax (VAT)
VAT is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 18% and is included in the retail price.
Moscow Emergency Numbers
- Fire/emergency/rescue/Police: 112
- Information Call Centre: 8-800-220-00-01 or 8-800-220-00-02 (this service provides a wide range of useful information regarding sightseeing, public transportation, reservation services, etc.). Services are available in English.
- Translation services: +7 (495) 668-13-78 Translation services are provided by the Translink Partner into 16 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
- Emergency number of the local conference organizer: +7 (919) 784-96-12