Send Money To Russia

Updated on September 13, 2020
Personal
Business
From
United States Flag
United States
USD
To
Russia Flag
Russia
RUB
1 USD equals
74.9 RUB
09/13/2020 5:19 PM UTC
 
How much to transfer?
$1-1k
$1k-10k
$10k +
Provider
Features
Fees
Score
Speed
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OFX Logo
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    0.4% margin for new customers referred by iCompareFX
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Online and phone transfers
$
$
$

low

Fees
87
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medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer
  • Debit card (UK only)
  • BPAY (Australia only)
  • Direct debit (U.S. only)

Features

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    0.4% margin for new customers referred by iCompareFX
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Online and phone transfers

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
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medium

2-3 days

Best For

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    Pay no fees for personal transfers
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    Get competitive exchange rates
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    Lets you schedule transfers with ease
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    Trading in some currencies possible only over the phone
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    Website access only in English

TorFX Logo
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Forward contracts
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    Limit and stop loss orders
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    Travel money solutions for UK residents
$
$
$

low

Fees
72
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medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank transfer
  • CHAPS (UK only)
  • BACS (UK only)
  • Visa debit card (UK only)

Features

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    Fee-free transfers
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    Scheduled transfers
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    Forward contracts
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    Limit and stop loss orders
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    Travel money solutions for UK residents

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Best For

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    Pay no fees for one-off transfers
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    Schedule transfers between £500 and £10,000 per month
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    Use hedging tools to protect yourself against FX fluctuations
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    No multilingual website

XE Money Transfer Logo
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    Fee-free transfers
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    Competitive exchanges rates
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    Limit orders
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    Multilingual website and customer service
$
$
$

low

Fees
74
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • BPAY (Australia)

Features

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    Fee-free transfers
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    Competitive exchanges rates
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    Limit orders
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    Multilingual website and customer service

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

low

Fees
Speed Icon

medium

2-3 days

Best For

  • Circle Check Icon
    No fees for personal transfers
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    Accepts payments in several currencies
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    Target specific rates using limit orders
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    No debit or credit card payments
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    No scheduled transfers

WorldRemit Logo
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    Bank account transfers and cash transfers
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    Mobile airtime and mobile wallets top up
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    Home delivery of transferred funds
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    Multicurrency WorldRemit Wallet
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    Multilingual website
$
$
$

medium

Fees
63
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fast

1-2 days

Less Information
+

Transfer Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit card
  • Google / Apply Pay
  • POLi (Australia)

Features

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    Bank account transfers and cash transfers
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    Mobile airtime and mobile wallets top up
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    Home delivery of transferred funds
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    Multicurrency WorldRemit Wallet
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    Multilingual website

Support

  • Phone
Support
Phone Icon
Phone
$
$
$

medium

Fees
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fast

1-2 days

Best For

  • Circle Check Icon
    Transfers to cash pickup locations
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    Transparent rates and fees
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    Low minimum transfer amount
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    No hedging tools
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    No scheduled transfers

Payoneer Logo
    $
    $
    $

    high

    Fees
    71
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    medium

    2-3 days

    Less Information
    +

    Transfer Options

    • Bank transfer
    • Debit card
    • Credit card
    • Bank debit

    Features

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      high

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Best For


      Currencies Direct Logo
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        Forward contracts and limit orders
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        Scheduled transfers
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        Travel money solutions for residents of the UK
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        Multilingual website
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      84
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Less Information
      +

      Transfer Options

      • Bank transfer
      • Debit card

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Forward contracts and limit orders
      • Check Icon
        Scheduled transfers
      • Check Icon
        Travel money solutions for residents of the UK
      • Check Icon
        Multilingual website

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      medium

      2-3 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        Schedule transfers easily
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        Make use of hedging tools
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        Accepts customers from most countries
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        Cannot sign up from all states in the U.S.

      TransferWise Logo
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        Transparent fee structure
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        Send money to email addresses
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        Multicurrency account with debit card
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        Multilingual website & app
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      75
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Less Information
      +

      Transfer Options

      • Bank Transfer
      • Credit Card
      • Debit Card
      • Country specific alternatives

      Features

      • Check Icon
        Transparent fee structure
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        Send money to email addresses
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        Multicurrency account with debit card
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        Multilingual website & app

      Support

      • Phone
      Support
      Phone Icon
      Phone
      $
      $
      $

      low

      Fees
      Speed Icon

      fast

      1-2 days

      Best For

      • Circle Check Icon
        User friendly mobile app
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        Multi-currency account
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        Travel debit card
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        No scheduled transfers
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        No dedicated account manager

      How to send money to Russia

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      Step 1
      Compare, choose, register
      Compare, choose, register
      Compare the best service providers that send money to Russia.
      Sign up as an individual or a business
      Provide your name and contract details. You may also need to verify your identity.
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      Step 2
      Check exchange rate, confirm transfer
      Check exchange rate, confirm transfer
      Look at historical RUB exchange rates by getting an exchange rate quote from your service provider based on the amount you want to send.
      Lock the exchange rate on offer to begin the process of transferring money to Russia.
      Provide bank account details of the recipient.
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      Step 3
      Pay for your transfer, stay updated
      Pay for your transfer, stay updated
      Use any of the available methods to pay for your transfer.
      Your service provider will only send money to Russia after it receives your payment.
      You may track your transfer via notifications or online updates.

      What you will need to send money to Russia

      You will need the recipient's full name and bank account details. Depending on how you wish to pay for your transfer, you will also need your bank account or debit/credit card details. Most companies require you to verify your identity before you can begin sending money to Russia. To do this, you will need details from a valid form of ID.
       

      Ways to receive money in Russia

      When sending money to Russia, the recipient may receive the money transfer in different ways.

      • Bank account
      • Cash pick-up
      • Mobile top-up

       

      Bank account

      Not all money transfer services send money to Russian bank accounts. For example, WorldRemit only offers a cash pick-up option. TrsnsferWise, OFX and WorldFirst let you send money to Russian bank accounts.

      What you need to send money to a Russian bank account.

      The information you need to send money to a Russian bank account includes:

      • The full name of the recipient in Cyrillic letters as well as the patronymic name, as mentioned in the receiving bank account.
      • The recipient's complete address.
      • The recipient's 20-digit bank account number.
      • The receiving bank's 9-digit BIC (bank identification code).

       

      Cash pick-up

      Cash transfers to Russia tend to attract higher fees compared to sending money to Russian bank accounts. Some of the top companies that let you send money to cash pick-up locations in Russia include WorldRemit, Azimo and Ria.

      What is required for cash pick-up in Russia

      You will need to provide the recipient's name and a desired cash pick-up location. The recipient will need to provide a transaction/reference number and a valid form of identity document to collect the transferred cash.
       

      Mobile top-up

      It is possible to top up Russian prepaid mobile phones from overseas using the services of companies such as Azimo and Xoom. Some of the service providers whose phone numbers you may top-up include MTS, Tele2, Motiv and Rostelecom MRF Ural.

      FAQs

      Best way to send money to Russia

      The best way to send money to Russia is through a specialist money transfer company directly to a bank account.  From most countries worldwide, the best options are TransferWise, WorldFirst and OFX.

      Cheapest way to send money to Russia

      The cheapest way to send money to Russia is to transfer it into the receiver's local bank account, also known as a bank account transfer.  You might have to pay extra fees if you use your debit or credit card.

      Can you send money to Russia via PayPal?

      Yes, you can send money to Russia via PayPal to pay for goods and services. Russian users may also use their PayPal accounts to send money overseas and to shop online.

      Can you wire money to Russia?

      Yes, you can wire money to Russia. However, using the services of banks to wire money to Russian bank accounts is typically more expensive when compared to specialist money transfer companies such as TransferWise, WorldFirst, OFX and Currencies Direct.

      Is it legal to send money to Russia?

      Yes, it is legal to send money to Russia.

      What is the maximum amount of money I can send to Russia?

      There is no legal maximum limit to the amount of money you can send to Russia. However, the service provider you select might impose some restrictions. For example, TransferWise lets you send up to RUB 50 million to Russian recipient bank accounts, and up to RUB 100,000 to card recipients.

      Convert USD to RUB

      Check out the historical exchange rates for the last thirty days. Learn how much you can save by using a global money transfer company instead of the big banks.
      USD
      RUB
      Sending money online through specialist money transfer companies.

      Expect to receive between RUB7415.1 and RUB7460.04 when sending money from USD to RUB at today's exchange rate.

      Compare that to sending money overseas through retail banks. Expect to receive approximately RUB7115.5, not including additional banking fees. That is an average saving of RUB322.07.
      Currency exchange rate in the last 30 days

      Need more information?

      Read useful guides on international remittance and more detailed reviews on the best money transfer services.

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