Global Blue recently launched its Tax Free Shopping service across a number of cities in Russia, including Saint Petersburg and Moscow. The first transaction took place on 10 April at six-storey Tsum department store in central Moscow. Top boutiques in which to shop tax free in Russia include Dior and Bulgari, while Tsum and Gum, the prestigious shopping mall on Moscow’s famous Red Square, fly the flag for multibrand tax free shopping under one roof. Travellers from outside the Eurasian Economic Union can save up to 18% when spending a minimum of ₽10,000 on luxury fashion, accessories, technology, watches and jewellery.
When it comes to smaller items such as books, Russian gourmet treats and medicines, international travellers can save up to 10% on the purchase.