Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 350,000 post workers.
Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities) and some 140 million parcels. Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.5 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers). In 2014, Russian Post’s net profit was 1.2 billion, which is more than 50 times compared to 2013.
Mail services provided by Russian post
All traditional mail services could be found in Russian Post offices. Besides it offers to cash payment cards, accept utilities payments, support cash transfers, receive and pay off consumer loans, and to sell lottery, rail, flight and theatre tickets. It also retails various products including phone cards, envelopes and, of course, postage stamps. Since December 2013 in a pilot program, Moscow clients of the Russian Post began to receive free SMS notification of passage of parcels from abroad. According to the postal operator, a notice will inform the customer about the admission of international mail at the point of issuance and will complement the traditional paper notices.
International exchange points
In order to speed up the time for delivery of international parcels, the Russian Post opened two new international postal exchange points in Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. The latter one can process up to two thousand international EMS-daily departures, with an area more than 2,000 square meters. The Yekaterinburg Koltsovo international postal exchange point is the first international postal exchange in the Urals Federal District. It can handle up to 20,000 parcels and small packets per day in the 3,700m facility. In addition there are exchange points in Bryansk, Samara, Orenburg, Petrozavodsk and Vladivostok.
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