Prohibited and restricted items

Within the Russian Federation

  • firearms, signalling or air guns, gas weapons, ammunition, bladed weapons (including throwing weapons), electroshock devices and spark dischargers, and main parts of firearms;
  • narcotic drugs, psychotropic, potent, radioactive, explosive, corrosive, highly flammable and other hazardous substances;
  • toxic/poisonous animals and plants;
  • Russian banknotes and coins, foreign currency;
  • perishable food, drinks;
  • any items or their packaging that may present a hazard to post officers’ health, soil or damage other parcels and postal equipment.

For importing to the territory of the Russian Federation:

  • The following printing and audio-visual materials: that contain calls to extremist and terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism; that are of a pornographic nature; that are produced or distributed in violation of the laws of the countries of the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community in regard to elections and referenda; that promote Nazi attributes and symbols or attributes and symbols that are confusingly similar to Nazi attributes and symbols; that contain other information that may be detrimental to political or economic interests of the Russian Federation, its national security, public health and the morals of its citizens;
  • any weapons (including their parts), ammunition (including their parts), items that are structurally similar to civilian and service weapons;
  • hazardous waste;
  • special technical means intended for secret data acquisition;
  • toxic substances that are not precursors of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, including in the form of pharmaceutical products;
  • human organs and/or tissues, blood and its components;
  • plants of any kind and condition, plant seeds;
  • living animals, excluding bees, leeches and silkworms;
  • ozone-depleting substances;
  • crop protection agents that are subject to provisions A and B of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants from 22 May 2001;
  • tools for extraction/fishing of aquatic biological resources:
  • ready-made fishing nets, produced by hand or machine from synthetic nylon or other polyamide monofilaments of less than 0.5 mm in diameter and with a mesh opening size under 100 mm (mesh size knot to knot under 50 mm);
  • ready-made fishing nets, produced by hand or machine from other synthetic monofilaments of less than 0.5 mm in diameter and with a mesh opening size under 100 mm (mesh size knot to knot under 50 mm);
  • electric fishing systems and tools consisting of electric signal generators, with connected conductors and an accumulator (battery), jointly performing the function of extraction/catching of aquatic biological resources using electric current;
  • alcoholic products, ethyl alcohol, beer;
  • tobacco products and herbal incense of any kind;
  • radioactive materials;
  • objects of cultural value;
  • perishable goods;
  • gemstones of any kind and condition, natural diamonds, except for jewellery.