How to Call Phones in Russia?

Calling Russia from the United States explained:

  • 011 – US exit code; dial first for international calls made from the USA or Canada
  • 7 – Country Code for Russian Federation
  • Phone Number – 10 digits, area code included for fixed lines
  • sample call from US to a landline in Sankt Petersburg: 011 7 812 ??? ????

 
 
Russian land line and cell phone numbers

CodePrefixNumber
Land Line in St. Petersburg, Russia 812-555-12-348125551234
Mobile Number St. Petersburg, Russia 901-170-12-349011701234

 

Basically, when you get a number inside Russia it will often be either something like

8 904 492 24 94 or 192 29 29 or (495) 319 92 29

The last two numbers are most likely to be city numbers, so if you’re in the same city and you’re using a stationary phone (not a mobile),  you just need to dial the last 7 digits with no codes.

If you’re using a mobile, you can dial 8 (code – e.g. 495) and then 319 92 29.

The first number you always have to dial using all the digits: 8 904 492 24 94

However, the surest way to avoid confusion is to use +7 (Russia’s country code) instead of 8 – a standard international way of notating numbers.

In this case, if somebody gives you a number like 8 905 202 22 84 just write it down using +7 instead of 8, so +7 905 202 22 84

If somebody in Moscow gives you a number like 392-3923 write it down using the country code, the city code, and the number, so: +7 495 392-3923

(waytorussia.net)