When crossing the border of the Russian Federation, it is important to know the rules for the transportation of things and products. This will avoid unnecessary problems with the law and will not spoil the travel experience.
When crossing the Russian border, you can transport all things that are not on the list of prohibited goods. However, some of them are subject to mandatory declaration or may be subject to customs duties, for example, in the case of exceeding the weight of the goods allowed for transportation.
So, you can carry any amount of money. The only condition is to declare the entire amount if it does not exceed 10 thousand US dollars. Securities, bills of exchange or other monetary documents, with the exception of traveler's checks, are subject to declaration regardless of the amount.
It is allowed to transport animals with a special certificate from the veterinary service. As well as plants, if they are not included in the list of quarantine plants - otherwise a quarantine certificate will be required.
Valuable goods can be transported only by specifying them in the customs declaration. But things that are of cultural value (an object of art that are more than 50 years old) must not only be included in the declaration, but also have a certificate for the right to export, which is issued by the Department of Preservation of Cultural Heritage.
Alcohol and tobacco products are also allowed to be transported. However, no more than 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, 250 grams of sturgeon caviar, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars can be transported without paying customs duties.
Only those products that have unopened original packaging can be transported. Moreover, the weight of meat and fish products should not exceed 5 kg.
Any types of weapons, including gas cartridges and stun guns, are allowed to be carried with you when crossing the border only if they have a special permit issued by the Department of Public Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. And psychotropic, narcotic or strong substances can be transported for personal use only with a confirmation certificate from the attending physician.