Ural Life & Culture

All You Need to Know about Yekaterinburg and the Ural Region

  1. Do not display large sums of money when paying a bill. Be aware of pickpockets or purse snatchers in transport or public places.
  2. Carry your purse/bag tucked securely under your arm and wear the shoulder strap of your camera or bag across your chest. 
  3. Carry your passport, cash and other valuables in inner pocket of your purse or suite.
  4. Always take a taxi to go to the airport or other places. Do not accept a ride from a driver with no yellow "Taxi" (Russ. «Такси») sign.
  5. If you have been the victim of a crime, immediately contact the consulate or consular agency. You should also report the crime to the police department.

Single Emergency Number — 112. You may dial from your cell phone or any public phone.