Russia: UTS Travel


• Time in Moscow -

UTS was established in 1994 and this year has been ranked among the top 30 travel companies in Russia & CIS. The inbound Destination Management division is one of our priority markets and specialises in meetings, conferences, incentives, product launches and events. In addition, UTS has a large online hotel and travel reservation division with IATA ticketing facilities.

UTS has a full service operation in both Moscow and St Petersburg with over 190 staff employed within the company. For the convenience of international clients, UTS has sales offices based in the UK, France, Germany & USA.

UTS continually strives to 'make the difference' when assisting clients to conceive, plan and deliver creative and successful events in Russia & CIS. We use our wealth of knowledge and experience to present you with a solution that is precisely tailored to your requirements on both a creative and procurement level. Our clients success is our success and our reward is repeat business thereby building an open and trusting relationship with our partners.


• DOWNLOAD Incentive Programme for St. Petersburg (pdf 3.4Mb)

• DOWNLOAD Conference Programme for Moscow (pdf 2.7Mb)

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Key Contacts
Svetlana Chungak - Sales and Business Development Director
Margarita Kantina - Head of Incentive Department

St. Petersburg Incentive Programme

Russia - Destination Factfile

Flying Time from UK London
Moscow - approx 4hrs
Saint Petersburg - approx 3hrs 15mins

Main Airports
Moscow – Sheremetyevo International Airport / Domodedovo International Airport / Vnukovo International Airport
Saint-Petersburg – Pulkovo International Airport


Sheremetyevo Airport is located 29km from the city centre
Domodedovo Airport is located 35km from the city centre
Vnukovo Airport is located 28km from the city centre

Moscow Conference ProgrammeSaint-Petersburg
Pulkovo Airport is located 15km from the city

Immigration Citizens from the UK need to apply for a visa. UTS Travel can provide visa support documents.

For further information please contact the Russian Embassy in the UK as follows:

Embassy of the Russian Federation
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QP

Tel: 020 7229 6412 / 020 7229 7281
Russian Embassy (London) website -

Consular Section
5 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QS

Tel: 020 3051 1199 / 0845 868 11 99 (ext 930)
Email: – Consular queries / - Visa queries

Russian Visa Application Centre in London
15-27 Gee Street
London, EC1V 3RD

Office Hours:
Application Submission - 08:30-15:00 Monday–Friday, except on declared holidays.

Collection of Passports - 16:00-17:30 Monday-Friday, except on declared holidays.


Official Currency RUB – Russian Rouble
Coins: 50 copeck and 1, 2, 5, 10 roubles
Notes: 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000 roubles

Official Language Russian
English is also widely spoken in big cities and for business relations.

Climate Throughout much of Russia there are only two distinct seasons – winter and summer; spring and autumn are usually brief periods of change between extremely low temperatures and extremely high temperatures. The coldest months are January & February, the warmest is usually July.

Moscow has a humid continental climate with warm, and sometimes hot, summers and long, cold winters. Typical high temperatures in the warm months of June, July and August are around a comfortable 23 °C . In the winter, temperatures normally drop to approximately −10 °C, though there can be periods of warmth with temperatures rising above 0 °C .

Saint-Petersburg has a temperate continental climate. Seasons are usually well defined, with July and August the hottest months (28-30° C) and December and January the coldest, when temperatures may fall to –20° C.

Local Time GMT +3 hours

Electricity 220 Volts / 50 Hz AC throughout Russia. Most of the sockets are standard European style for double round-pin plugs, the same as in France or Germany. Appliances from the US, Canada, Britain will need adaptors (note - it is recommended to purchase adaptors prior to arrival, as it's very difficult to find them in Russia).

Official Holidays
1 January - New Year's Day
7 January - Orthodox Christmas Day
23 February - Defender of the Fatherland Day
8 March - Women’s Day
1 May - Labour Day
9 May – Victory Day
12 June - National Day
12 November - Day of Unity

Health Advice A reciprocal health care agreement is in operation between the UK and Russia and first-aid and ambulance treatment will be provided free of charge for emergency cases. Visitors are, however, advised to have medical insurance cover. No specific vaccinations are required for travellers to Russia. It is recommended not to drink tap water.

National Emergency number: 112
Mobile networks: MTS / Beeline / Megafone
Dialling code from UK to Moscow: 00 7 495 or 499
Dialling code from UK to Saint-Petersburg: 00 7 812

Taxes In Russia all the taxes are already included in the price of the goods.

Banks Commercial banks are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Some of them are also open on Saturday. ATM cash machines are widespread in big cities, almost all of which accept credit cards and generally are in operation 24 hours.

Shops Generally shops start to open between 9am & 10am and close around 8pm to 9pm. Some shops are open 24 hours. Shops in the shopping malls are open until 21:00 even on Saturdays and Sundays.

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