Sending money to Russia is convenient and quick with Money Services.
If you have friends or family in Russia and want to send them some cash to celebrate a special occasion or just to help out, Money Services can help. Just stop by your nearest Money Services and fill out some simple paperwork. You’ll then be able to send Russian rubles across the world in minutes†. There are Western Union® agent locations throughout Russia in post offices, banks and convenience stores, so your recipient won’t have any trouble finding their nearest place to pick up cash. Alternatively, you can choose to send money directly to their bank account. Using Money Services to send money to Russia, whether it’s to Moscow or Murmansk, is reliable and easy.
Over 35,000 Western Union® agent locations across Russia
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How to easily send money to Russia
Visit your local Money Services to send money to relatives or friends residing in Russia. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.
Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.
Visit us and fill out the Send Money section of the Western Union® form.
Choose Cash Pick-up.
Select the appropriate transfer option.
Give your form to the store associate along with the cash or a US bank-issued debit card.
Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash safely – they’ll also need a photo ID.
Over 35,000 Western Union® agent locations in Russia
About Russian rubles
The Russian ruble is made up of 100 kopeks. It’s one of the world’s oldest organized currencies and was the first to become decimalized in the early 18th century. The ruble has kept its name through the country’s many changes. The Russian ruble replaced the Soviet ruble in the early 1990s, with banknotes depicting the country’s most notable landmarks including the Bolshoi Theatre and Vostochny Cosmodrome.
† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).