Foreigners sold rubles at extremely unfavorable rate at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport
Foreign football fans get 50 rubles for a dollar, while the average rate is about 63.4 rubles.
Sheremetyevo Airport offers an astonishingly low rate for US dollars robbing the flows of foreign football fans. Sergey Zhorin posted a photo of the price board on Twitter, which shows that foreigners sell their dollars at a rate of 50 rubles per dollar, while the average dollar price is about 63.4 rubles.
"While Moscow law enforcement officers are busy catching taxi drivers overestimating their prices, the Sheremetyevo D exchange point meets the city’s guests with the most honest rate. Well, welcome to Russia”, Sergey Zhorin posted.
Earlier, there were incidents with foreign fans getting conned by taxi drivers. A Moscow taxi driver who gave a ride to Icelandic fans from the airport to the city center took 50.000 rubles ($790) for the trip. A fan from Saudi Arabia paid 29.000 for a taxi ride instead of 3.000 rubles. People have been reporting on social media that on the first day of the Cup, taxi drivers in the center were telling foreign fans that the taximeters showed the price in euros rather than rubles.
A Moscow man got into a fight with a taxi driver who asked for 6.500 rubles from Mexican tourists for a trip from the Luzhniki Stadium to Bolshaya Serpuhovskaya Street, Dmitry Lavrikov said on the air of the Govorit Moskva radio station.