Before you visit Russia, or any country, it is advisable to look up the monetary conversion rate first. One Russian Ruble is approximately 3 cents Canadian. Understanding the conversion rate will help you understand the value of goods in the country. Also, never convert currency at the airport, as conversion rates tend to be rip-offs. Instead, visit a bank or ATM in Russia where you’ll get a better rate. In addition, be sure to always carry a bit of cash while you’re travelling as you may not always be able to pay with credit as you can in Canada and other Western countries.