Indeed, the specifics of the Russian bankometaniya is that not everywhere you can get your hard earned green. And even more so – colored paper. Added by yourself – what difficulties you may encounter in this difficult field.
1. Residence permit. I do not know how to relate to this Muscovites, but St. Petersburg is famous for a freer attitude toward registration. However, in the “Alpha Bank” I personally refused a dead American presidents referring to the fact that I was homeless.
2. Cross-rate. If you are, contrary to expectations, earning foreign currency is not at the torrid shores of countries rich and free, and the vast plains of old ladies of Europe, it is most likely, your employer transferred you are not green Dollars and “Jewish” money (in the vernacular – “EUREKA”) . So, most of the St. Petersburg bank (to be honest – everything that I have been a thankless task of obtaining translations from WU) are reluctant to part with his stock of colored papers and will give you all the same dead Americans. Exchanging them, by the way, in its internal cross-bank rate. Naturally, with the fat. Do you know about Western Union scams?!
3. A trifle. Very often the money does not come in “kilobaksah” and in the form of $ 333.99. So, these .99 you, at best, have to fill out a special piece of paper. But this is the best! But for example in the “PSB” real comic work: for I have taken out of special safe oiled piece of paper, then – as the greatest value – have learned a few cents cherished and gave me – but not just as a receipt. The fact that I’ll return them immediately … in the adjacent box “exchanger” by filling in, of course, a couple of bills. Clowns, I swear!
4. Time. Time, time, time … Varies from 20 minutes to a half hour. The fastest place where I could get money without much hassle – it’s “exchanger” “collection”, in Small Passage in Nevsky Prospekt. All homeless still recommend a special thank you smiling girls, “Promsvyazbank” (not an endorsement, just their I go often and we became friends.) Time “Promsvyaz” for its own – also about 20 minutes. For the rest of the folk – about 40.
Good luck to everyone. And big, very big bucks.