Visa and Mastercard payment systems stop working in Russia from today. At the same time, Russians can use these cards on the territory of the Russian Federation. This was reported on the official website of the Bank of Russia.
“International payment systems Visa and Mastercard will stop working in Russia from March 10th. This means that the cards of these systems, issued by Russian banks, will work normally in Russia, but will stop working abroad and in foreign online stores.
Earlier, two major international payment systems decided to stop work in the Russian Federation, Vse42.Ru notes. The cards will work until the expiration date, after which the bank will issue the Mir card itself, RT reports.