Key facts Russia

144,3 Million (2017)




Russian ruble ₽

Russia is officially called the Russian Federation. It is a country that is geographically partly in Europe and partly in Asia. However, from a political perspective it is European because the most important parts of it are in the European part and over 70% of the population lives here. Moscow is the largest city, capital and economic heart of Russia. The government is based in Moscow. The currency of Russia is the Russian Ruble (₽).

From 1917 to 1991 the country was the Russian Soviet Socialist Federal Soviet Republic (RSFSR) at the heart of the Soviet Union. In diplomatic affairs Russia is seen as the successor state of the Soviet Union. In terms of population, Russia is the ninth country in the world.

Russia shares its borders with the following fourteen countries: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. Russia's main export products are petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, ores, timber and timber products. Russia's import products are mainly food and live animals. About 32% of Russia's surface can be used for agriculture, the rest is polluted, extinct or permanently frozen.

Doing business in Russia

  • For Russians, a relationship and trust is important. Take the time to build a relationship with your business partner.
  • Be on time. Although it may well happen that your partner comes later, foreigners are expected to be in meetings on time.
  • A typical Dutch souvenir is appreciated. Note: a bouquet with an even number of flowers is inappropriate.
  • Wear appropriate clothing. A suit with a tie is customary.
  • Hierarchy is important. In important conversations, take someone with the right authority to take decisions.
  • Make sure that one side of your business card is in Russian.

Trade indicators Russia

  • With an area of ​​17,098,246 km², Russia is the largest country in the world
  • About 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous people live in Russia
  • Russia has an elected president, parliamentary elections and a multi-party system
  • In order of magnitude these were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa and Volgograd

Russia and DHL Express



DHL courier Rusland


DHL employees Russia

...2350 employees...

Service center DHL Russia

...125 Service Centers

DHL bus Russia

...over 960 vehicles...

Hub gateway DHL Russia

...2 airplanes and 11 gateways

Russia / Netherlands transit times



Import from Russia to Netherlands
Moscow / Sint-Petersburg to Amsterdam

Export from Netherlands to Russia
Amsterdam to Moscow / Sint-Petersburg

transit times Document

2 days


1 day

Transit times Non Document

3 days.


2 days

National holidays Russia



01 jan.
07 jan.
23 feb.
08 march
01 may
09 may
12 jun.
4 nov.
25-26 dec


New year's day
Orthodox Christmas Day
Defender of the Fatherland Day
International Women's Day
Spring and Labor Day
Victory Day
Russia Day
Day of Knowledge

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