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Russia

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • obscene or immoral articles;
  • counterfeit or pirated articles;
  • articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials or the general public to danger, or soil or damage other items, postal equipment or thirdparty property;
  • documents having the character of current and personal correspondence exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them;
  • monetary instruments of the Russian Federation or foreign currencies;
  • any weapons or ammunition or parts thereof, or articles similar in construction to weapons for civilian service;
  • explosive or flammable goods, or explosive or ignition devices;
  • live animals, with the exception of bees, leeches and silk-worms that are accompanied by a veterinary certificate;
  • pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms;
  • perishable foodstuffs;
  • alcohol products, ethyl alcohol or beer;
  • tobacco products or smoking mixtures of any kind;
  • plants of any kind and in any form, or seeds;
  • precious stones of any kind or natural diamonds, except for jewellery;
  • narcotics, psychotropic substances or their precursors;
  • substances harmful to the ozone layer;
  • dangerous goods;
  • toxic substances which are not precursors of narcotics and psychotropic substances;
  • plant protection products subject to the provisions of Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of 22 May 2001;
  • the following implements for fishing aquatic biological resources:
    • knotted fishing nets made from synthetic monofilaments or other polyamides, with a filament
    • diameter less than 0.5 mm and mesh size less than 100 mm (length of mesh at one side less than 50 mm);
    • electric fishing systems and equipment consis