Android Pay Reaches Russia, Available Wherever NFC Payments Are Accepted

“…Android Pay is available wherever NFC payments are accepted, with official support from numerous partners including Magnit, Perekrestok, and Rosneft, along with international giants like Starbucks and McDonald’s.”

Android Pay has launched in Russia, joining rivals that had arrived early last autumn.

Android Pay Reaches Russia, Available Wherever NFC Payments Are AcceptedGoogle’s mobile payments platform arrives in the country with the support of 15 banks including Alfa-Bank, Russian Standard Bank, and Sberbank. The latter, along with Raiffeisen Bank and Tinkoff Bank, have also enabled Android Pay within their own mobile apps, meaning users can select it as a payment option without having to download Android Pay itself.

As for merchants, Android Pay is available wherever NFC payments are accepted, with official support from numerous partners including Magnit, Perekrestok, and Rosneft, along with international giants like Starbucks and McDonald’s. In-app support is also available through Lamoda, Uber, Rambler-Kassa, and more.

Russia is one of five markets that Google recently singled out for forthcoming Android Pay support, with Brazil, Canada, Spain, and Taiwan next on the list.