In April, a tax free system of VAT refunds for purchases made by foreign nationals, was launched in a  est mode in Russia. Citizens of foreign country that are not part of the Eurasian Economic Union are  ntitled to receive a tax refund. In order to receive a refund, you have to purchase goods in one day that exceed the amount of 10,000 rubles (about $160.) Foreign nationals can save up to 18 percent on certain goods – including clothing, electronics and jewellery, and 10 percent on other items purchased – including food, medicine and books.

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