Calling the Russia Long Distance
Russia is a vast country that spans 11 time zones! The time zones range from 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to 12 hours ahead of GMT. Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of GMT and 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). Russia participates in Daylight Saving Time so if calling there between late March to late October, remember that Moscow will be 4 hours ahead of GMT (9 ahead of EST).
The country calling code for Russia is 7. Russian area codes always have between 3 and 5 digits. The area code is followed by a local number of 5-7 digits. Together, the area code and local number must total 10 digits. The larger the city, the shorter its area code is, and the longer its local number is. For example, Moscow has the area code 495, while the smaller city of Isheevka has the code of 84254. See a list of major city codes