Currency exchange and payments as of January 2016:
1 EUR=87,03 roubles
1 USD=79,46 roubles
1 GBP =113.28 roubles
The official euro exchange rate of the Central Bank RF for 21.01.2016, www.cbr.ru
Currencies can be exchanged in any Russian bank or at the airport. But, please, keep in mind that usually bank employees evaluate the quality of the banknotes very strictly and may easily not accept the banknote even with a little notch. So if you want to change cash it is better to take with you new banknotes with the small face value (Imagine, what can be if you take a 500-euros banknote and it will not be accepted for the exchange).
Also, you can withdraw money from any ATM with the commission. Visa, Visa-Electron, Master Card are fully acceptable. Almost in any place, a café or a supermarket (with the exception of small specialized shops and flea markets), in Ekaterinburg you can pay by card.
Created / Updated: 11 August 2015 / 11 February 2016