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For questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of Russia.

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Information about fee via 3ds secure protocol [closed]

I've made a transaction between my 2 cards issued by different Financial institutions (Banks). I've confirmed the transaction amount in 3DS window. But the total amount was decreased on a fee volume. ...
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Transfer from Russia to the US after inheritance

My adult children will inherit an apartment in St Petersburg Russia. After the complexities of selling, taxes, etc., will there be any problem with a bank transferring the proceeds to the US? Will US ...
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Investment options for remote money in US

I live and work in Russia normally but recently I've been to United States of America, doing work for my employer. I was paid in US dollars and money was transferred to my US bank account. I've ...
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Should I, as a young person, get a credit card with “bad” conditions?

I'm a twenty year old in Russia, not enrolled in education, working full-time officially for a software development company. I'm earning a taxed steady income that can be considered decent, yet when I ...
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How to invest in the Russian oil market?

I didn't find a brokerage that offers access to the Russian stock market. The are few Russian ETFs, but they are broad. Has anyone experience in investing in Russia stock market? If so, how?
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How a Russian citizen can get money from her US bank account?

My friend is a Russian citizen. Some time ago, she worked in the US. She has a US bank account but now she lives in Russia. How can she get her money?
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MasterCard PayPass requires pin. What's going wrong?

Two days ago I was in Tampere and tried to pay with my credit card (it is Raiffeisen Bank MasterCard which supports PayPass technology). I have never paid using it before but I was pretty sure that it ...
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Sending money to Russia for family back home

I have a family member that needs a medical operation back home in Russia, the total cost of which is 30k. I have heard that I can give 10k as a gift in cash for my aunt to take on the plane. For ...
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Strategic countermeasures to overcome crisis in Russia

I'm a skilled professional Web-developer and entrepreneur in Russia. I were working with different local companies in Moscow for at least 10 years. I still work with couple of key clients in Moscow ...
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Any reasons why I'd better not black out security code from my debit card?

I'm considering to black out CVC2 (card security code) from all the bank cards I have. The reasons are: in the country I live, debit cards are often taken away at restaurants, so they easily remain ...
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Who Can I Hire To Calculate the Value of An Estate?

My grandfather in Russia recently died, and he was very private about the state of his finances and did not leave a will. Because of that, nobody, not even his son, really knows what he's worth. He ...
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I’m going to Russia. Where should I exchange my currency?

Is it better to go abroad with euros? What is the best kind of place to exchange currency?