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Calling to Russia

Making Calls while in Russia

Making Calls while in Russia

Calling Russia might seem complicated, but we’ll walk you through the basics.  Once you’ve got that figured out, use a Russia calling card for the best rates.

General Tips for Calling to Russia from the US

STEP 1: Dial the international access code, 011

STEP 2: Dial Russia’s country code, 7

STEP 3: Dial the area code (3-5 digits)

STEP 4: Dial the local subscriber number (5-7 digits)

Having a hard time connecting?  Dial 00 for the assistance of an international operator. 

Instructions for Calling to Cities within Russia

For long-distance calls within Russia, you must always dial an 8 before the area code. e.g For a call to Moscow from Volgograd, dial 8-495-xxx-xx-xx.  For international calls to Russian cities, dial the international access code, country code, area code, and local subscriber number.  e.g. For a call to St. Petersburg from London, dial 00-7-812-xxx-xx-xx. For local calls within Russia, simply dial the 5-7-digit subscriber number.

Here is a full list of area codes:

CityCity Code 
Astrakhan 8512 
Barnaul 3852 
Belgorod 472 
Bryansk 483 
Cheboksary 8352 
Chelyabinsk 3512 
Irkutsk 3952 
Ivanovo 493 
Kaliningrad 401 
Kazan 8432 
Kemerovo 3842 
Krasnodar 8612 
Krasnoyarsk 3912 
Kursk 471 
Lipetsk 474 
Magnitogorsk 3511 
Moscow 495 
Nizhny Novgorod 8312 
Nizhny Tagil3435 
Novokuznetsk 3843 
Novosibirsk 3832 
Omsk 3812 
Orenburg 3532 
Perm 3422 
Rostov 485 
Ryazan 491 
St. Petersburg 812 
Saratov 8452 
Smolensk 4812 
Stavropol 8652 
Tolyatti 8482 
Tomsk 3822 
Tula 487 
Tyumen 3452 
Ufa 3472 
Vladivostok 4232 
Volgograd 844 
Voronezh 473 
Yakutsk 4112 

Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Russia

If calling a cell phone within Russia, be sure to begin with an 8 for domestic long-distance calls. For calls to all cell phones in Russia, you must then follow this with the 3-digit operator code.  These codes always begin with 9.  e.g. For a call from Ufa to a cell phone in Toski, dial 8-911-xxx-xx-xx.  For international calls to a cellular phone in Russia do not dial the 8 before the area code.  e.g. For a call from the U.S. to a cell phone in  Tula, dial 011-7-910-xxx-xx-xx. 


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