Tourists visiting Moscow for the first time should better choose guided tours. The most favorable areas for evening recreation and hiking are the central part of the city being rather crowded even late at night meanwhile visiting of remote city areas should better be avoided.
Tourists should be cautious and attentive in the places of public interest as these are the areas of increased risk of turning to a pickpocket victim. One should not leave bags and overcoats off hand in any case. Setting off to city touring or just hiking one should take only necessary things keeping valuables in a safe of a hotel room.
The city features a perfect system of cashless transfers. International credit cards are accepted in all scale shopping centers and restaurants. Cash will be in use only at the open markets and shops located far from the city center.
Currency should be exchanged in banks or private currency exchange offices. A transaction fee should be specified in advance. One should avoid currency exchange service offered by individuals no matter how profitable the exchange rates may seem.
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