The Central Bank of the Russian Federation explained how Visa and Mastercard cards will work

Visa and Mastercard cards issued in the Russian Federation can be used in Russia: withdraw money from ATMs, pay and make transfers.

Funds on accounts linked to such cards are fully preserved and available. With these cards, you can conduct transactions at ATMs, pay, make transfers from card to card.

At the same time, cross-border transactions with Visa and Mastercard cards will not be available: it will be impossible to pay for purchases in foreign online stores and use such cards abroad.

On the territory of Russia, Visa and Mastercard cards can only be used until their expiration date; transactions abroad with Visa and Mastercard cards are not available.

For today Mir card is accepted in Turkey, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.