Android Pay is now available in Russia
Google announced today that Android Pay is now officially available in Russia. The company confirmed that 15 banks will support Android Pay in Russia at launch and that thousands of retailers, including KFC, McDonald’s, and Burger King, will offer mobile payment support at checkout.
The banks that support the option include VTB 24, Yandex.Money, MTS Bank, “Ak Bars,” and others. Russian payment services like Payture and ASSIST also support Android Pay out of the gate as well.
If you’re in Russia and want to use Android Pay, your device must be running Android 4.4 or later and it has to support NFC. You’ll install the Android Pay app from the Play Store, too.