It is easy to send money to Russia using one of the many online services. These online money transfer services are free to join and usually have no ongoing account keeping fees like many banks tend to charge. With many of these services you can transfer into the local Russian ruble currency.
PayPal is one example of an email money transfer service that allows you to send money online to Russia and many other countries.
Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) is another popular choice for people who want to email money online to family and friends in Russia.
Best Way To Transfer Money
Perhaps the best way to transfer money between Russia and other countries is no longer an email type service. Transferwise is a very efficient way to move funds from one bank account to another. They specialise in cross-border money transfers with fees much lower than banks.
Countries are sometimes known by their full names for financial transactions. Therefore Russia can be known as the Russian Federation for official purposes. If you’re in any doubt it might help to quote the ISO 3166 code of RU.