From the 1st of June 2014 smoking in workplaces, on aircraft, long distance trains, train stations, municipal transport as well as in schools, universities, hospitals, cultural institutions, restaurants, cafes and government buildings have been restricted and tobacco advertising and sponsorship forbidden.

Graphic warnings upon all packets of cigarettes sold in Russia are compulsory. If you wish to smoke, you must do it outside away from other people. The fine for smoking in public is 1500 RUB and is viewed as a administrative offence which may affect your visa.