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Safe travels! ️
Russia uses the Russian ruble (₽)
Generally no problem at all as everywhere takes MasterCard though you may be asked for your pin number after the seller has used contactless to capture your card details. This contactless and pin is perfectly normal.
You can withdraw money from most ATMs with no problems, be aware that some may charge you for the pleasure of using them. To name one, Alfa-Bank has no fees and withdrawals are seamless.
Payment and withdrawal limits
All Monzo cards have some payment and withdrawal limits. To check yours before you leave, go to your Profile section of the app and tap on Limits.
Crowdsourced merchant data
Data will most likely be scant so please try and contribute relevant feedback about transactions
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