How to call Russia

Basic information about making an international call from USA to Russia.

To place an international call to Russia follow these simple steps:
  1. Figure out how you are going to make that call. Don't just grab your home phone and start dialing, as it might cost you dearly. Your best bet is a phone card for Russia.
  2. Dial 011 for international access on your phone.
  3. Dial the country code. Russia's international code is 7.
  4. Dial the number in Russia: area code then the local number.
If you are calling from the United States to Russia your dialed number should look like this:

011-7-812-123-4567

Some peculiarities about Russian phone numbers:

  • 8 (eight) is the first digit. If you see that the phone number begins with an 8 (eight) simply replace it with 7. You might have a number in Russia that looks like 8-911-555-12-34. The digit 8 preceding the area code (911 happens to be an area code for a mobile phone provider in St. Petersburg, Russia, the significance of it in the US notwithstanding) is used for calls inside Russia. When calling from outside of Russia, substitute 8 with 7. Using the example above, the number you dial should be 7-911-555-12-34.
  • + (plus) preceding the number. You will often see in many Russian and other European numbers, the plus sign in front of the phone number, for example +7-495-555-1234. Simply don't worry about it when calling that number. In case you are wondering, you can actually dial the plus on the cell phone in Russia. Not applicable in the US though.
Comments (11)
How to properly dial russian phone number.
11 Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:36
Matthew
I have Lady friend that stay's out there,she was going to come to the u.s. She had called me from this number 011-487-17353770.now I want to know how to dial this number from a cell phone in california can sumone plse help...
cell phome call in russia
10 Friday, 19 August 2011 12:12
kalpana
i try alot to call at call phone at russia but it says"number is not valid" what is the reason
Instructions on making calls to cell phones in Russia
9 Sunday, 22 November 2009 21:44

Any of you still confused about calling mobile phones in Russia please read the article about calling Russian cell phones.
Cell Phone Calls in Russia
8 Monday, 09 November 2009 15:20
Jo
I m trying to make a phone call to my GF in Moscow but for some reason it says " Error in Connection " i tried hard but no luck,
to call mobilephone from venezuela
7 Saturday, 03 October 2009 05:42
shahid
I would like to know how to call russia by mobile phone in Moscow from VenezuelaAVd
Calling mobile number in Russia
6 Friday, 31 July 2009 00:57

JT: The number you've referenced is NOT a mobile number. 495 is a land line area code of Moscow.
If you are interested in calling a cell phone in Russia, it's basically the same as calling a land line. Read these instructions on how to call mobile number in Russia.
Mobile Phone Number in Russia
5 Saturday, 09 May 2009 04:52
JT
I'm trying to call the a mobile number in Russia 8 495 755 5042. Can you please give me dialing instructions? Thanks
trying
4 Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:49
autumn
im trying to call russia from my att cell in florida and he gave me his number and I cant get it to work ive tried everything
Phone call to Russia
3 Tuesday, 30 December 2008 23:59
Nigina
I was trying to make phone call to Moscow,Russia and it did not work last 3 months.I dial 011-7-495 + phone number and line is busy within last 3 months.What's wrong with that? I called to local number #00 and talked to operator who was trying to make line connection for me,but it did not work either.
I heard that Moscow has 11 digits home phone numbers,but no results yet.
I need some tips,
Thanks
cell phone calls in Russia
2 Sunday, 20 July 2008 17:53
natalya
Thanks a lot for giving this information for cell phones in Russia (reverse 8 to 9). I used it, it works, I appreciate it.
Best wishes, Natalya
Useful info
1 Friday, 04 July 2008 02:36
Edwin
Very clear and useful info. Thx

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