I had some trouble with converting American Dollars. If you bring them, make sure they are crisp, new bills; otherwise the banks / exchanges might refuse to exchange them.
Also, If you're here on a Thursday, feel free to come check out our weekly expat meeting at Tema Bar. See below for more details, or send me a message. Hope to see you there! Joshua
EXPATS THURS WEEKLY MEET 10PM (MOSCOW CENTER) - Tema Bar Join us Every Thursday at Tema Bar to hang out and talk with other Expats & Moscow newcomers. Relaxed atmosphere, close to Metro Station, Cafe, Full Bar & Food with reasonable prices. See the Tema Bar Google Places Page for directions, or visit expatclubmoscow. blogspot.com for more info. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, 10pm at Tema Bar (Near Metro Chistye Prudy) Address: Потаповский (Potapovsky Pereulok), Building 5 (One street down from Мясницкая (Mayasnitzkaya) St.) Website: TemaBar.Ru