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Key facts about Russia

Russia is located in Eastern Europe and is bordered by Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea.

Russia is not a member of the EU but is a member of the council of Europe.

It has a population of approximately 144 million people. The capital city is Moscow that has a population of approximately 12.5 million inhabitants.

Russia is not a part of the Schengen Zone.

The currency is the Russian Ruble (RUB)

The international dialling code can be found here

The top exports of Russia are Crude & Refined Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Coal and Wheat.

The Top Imports of Russia are Packaged Medicines, Cars, Vehicle Parts, Broadcasting Equipment and Aviation Vehicles.

Useful Links


Embassy information for Russia

World Bank

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Russia. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Sea Ports

Details of sea ports from


Details of Russian airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & VAT details

Enterprise Ireland in Russia
SME United

SME United do not currently have a presence in Russia

OPORO is a national SME organisation and a member of ISME

Map of Russia