Sending money to Russia is convenient and quick with Money Services.
- Located in the Kroger Family of Stores
- Send money transfers to locations across Russia
- Or direct to your recipient’s bank account
- Choose how much you want to send and when you want it to arrive
- Earn My WU rewards with Western Union
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Ways you can Send Money
Sending money with Money Services, powered by Ria and Western Union is quick, easy and secure. We have agents located in major Russian cities including Moscow, Murmansk and more. Wherever your loved ones are in Russia, you can send funds to them quickly. There are three ways to send money outside the US:
Pop into your local Money Services to send money in person with help from our store associates.
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Find out how you can save time at the counter by starting your transfer online then paying in store.
Send money online for instant transfers through credit and debit card payments. Learn more.
Ways to Pick up money
Send money from the US to Ria or Western Union agent locations post offices, convenience stores and branches of major banks, including the Bank of Moscow, Sberbank and Alfa Bank. Alternatively, direct the funds directly into the recipient’s bank account or mobile wallet.
Why send with Money Services?
You can transfer money to locations throughout Russia. Our collection points inside major bank branches, convenience stores and local post offices mean it’s easy for your recipient to find their nearest one. Send money to family and friends to offer a helping hand or celebrate a special occasion with complete confidence.
Your dollars will be converted to roubles quickly and you can send up to $7,000 USD with Ria or up to $5,000 with Western Union.
Track your money transfer using Ria’s PIN or Western Union’s MTCN or sign up for SMS text notifications to receive an instant notification when your funds have been paid out in Russia. Message and data rates may apply.
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How to send money in-person, in-store to Russia
Sending money to Russia from the US is safe and convenient. Here’s how:
Find your nearest store
Provide the recipient details
Choose Ria or Western Union to deliver your money transfer
Select cash pick-up or bank deposit delivery option
Pay the fee* + transfer amount and present your valid photo ID, if required
For Ria: The recipient will need the PIN and valid photo ID
For Western Union: Tell the recipient the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount – they’ll also need photo ID.
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.
Kroger engages in the money transmission business as an authorized delegate of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. If you have a complaint, please contact Western Union Customer Service first at 1-800-325-6000. After contacting Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and if you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.
*Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice.
†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”).
**Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer or Quick Collect transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU fee reductions.
Services may be provided by Western Union Financial Services, Inc. NMLS# 906983 and/or Western Union International Services, LLC NMLS# 906985, which are licensed as Money Transmitters by the New York State Department of Financial Services. See terms and conditions for details.
The Western Union name, logo and related trademarks and service marks, owned by Western Union Holdings, Inc., are used with permission.
Ria is a registered trademark of Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc. NMLS #920968, dba Ria Financial Services. Kroger is an authorized delegate of Ria (Continental Exchange Solutions, Inc.) pursuant to Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. If you have a complaint, please call Ria at (855) 355-2145 or visit https://us.riafinancial.com/en/legal/file-complaint.
For Texas consumers: Ria is licensed under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. After contacting Ria, if you still have a complaint regarding the company’s money transmission services, please contact the Texas Department of Banking at 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705 – telephone number 1-877-276-5554 (toll free) or visit www.dob.texas.gov for more information.
For consumers in all other states: see full terms and conditions, including regulatory contact information, on your receipt.
Date available will be displayed on receipt for all transfers. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the amount sent, destination country, currency availability, fraud prevention measures, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones.