Russia is officially the largest country in the world. Because of its size, it does not fit a single continent. It currently borders both Europe and Asia and some parts of it are bordered by the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Before we understand how Russian ZIP codes work, let us delve into its history: Russian Post private limited company was the start of Russia’s world of ZIP codes. It is still the national postal operator of the country. This limited company is not only responsible for delivering all of the mail across Russia but also issuing postage stamps. The company has a massive employment force of 390,000 and with over 42,000 post offices, can deliver billions of emails. Russian Post private limited company has its headquarters in Moscow, and the company was able to deliver more than 2.4 billion pieces of mail in 2012.
The current ZIP code of Russia is the same one that was originally implemented by Russian Post private limited company. Just like Italy, it is based on a federal system where the postal code changes depending on the federal subject. Here is how the Russian ZIP code is divided:
A very useful database has been compiled to help understand the postal code of Russia. The database follows the format of:
Some of the tasks that a developer can perform with this database include cloning and making changes to the database, connecting the application, performing queries and retrieving data, and finally downloading the database in JSON format.
Other ways the database can be useful for the developer are,
A simple example to understand this is that you can get ZIP codes by street, street addresses by ZIP code and even ZIP codes by the state using this database.
The database is not omnipotent but it has everything you will need for finding any Russian ZIP code. You should definitely give it a try.