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Sep 12, 2012

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Postcards from Russia: Remembering Rubles

If you are like me and rarely, if ever, find the time to get local currency before you leave on a business trip, then the ubiquity of ATMs at airports around the world can give you valuable peace of mind.

As I exited the customs area in Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow , it was reassuring to see a multitude of local bank ATMs all bearing the Visa brand. We took this photo after a 15-hour trip from San Francisco to Moscow as part of our Currency of Progress video filming series. Fortunately I was not too jet-lagged to remember my PIN number and withdraw enough Rubles with my Visa card to get me to my hotel.

Over the coming days, we will be writing about our experiences here in Russia – from Moscow all the way to Sochi on the Black Sea.  We will try to capture a mix of Visa employees, senior government officials and regular consumers to tell the story of how Russia and electronic payments here are changing dramatically.

Posted by: Richard Martin, Visa Corporate Relations on September 12, 2012 at 11:31 am