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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.

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  • Over 35,000 Western Union agent locations across Russia

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Send money your way

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

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.

  • Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.

  • Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.

  • Select the appropriate transfer option.

  • Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.

  • 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.

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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”).

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