August is generally sufficiently warm with temperature around 20 C.
Don't forget your umbrella, however, since it may also be rainy.
Currency and Banks The currency unit in Russia is the
Russian Ruble (RUB). Coins: 10 and 50 KOPEJKA; 1, 2, 5 and 10 RUB.
Notes: 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 RUB.
As of October 2010: USD 1 is about RUB 30;
Euro 1 is about RUB 39.
Foreign currency and traveller's cheques can be exchanged in banks
(open Monday-Friday 9.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00).
Bank offices are located near the Hotel.
VAT and Tipping VAT and tips are included in prices. It
is not customary to tip taxi drivers.
Shopping Shops are usually open Monday to Sunday from
9.00 (10.00) to 19.00 (20.00). Some food shops are open 24
hours a day.
Electric appliances The voltage in Russia is 220 AC