Sending post from Russia is performed in two ways, you can do it either through the government post offices or by courier services - the difference is price and speed. The cheapest way is to use state post office but the service there is really slow. Even if you pay extra to send things by priority air mail, they can still take about a week to reach Europe. The Main Post Office also has an ATM and offers faxing, photocopying and telephone services for low prices. And, of course, you can buy stamps and send your mail from here. There are many other post offices around Samara which offer only mailing and sometimes telephone services.
Courier Services are much more reliable and fast but also far more expensive. A letter will take about three or four days to reach Europe and cost around $50 to send. Packages will cost more, depending on their weight.
Here are some courier offices:
UPS : Krasnoglinskoe Shosse, 33, Office 36. Tel: 950-2133.
DHL: Avrory Ul., 150. Tel: 269-6909.
TNT Express: Stara-Zagora Ul., 52. Tel: 228-2558.
Pony Express: Akademika Pavlova Ul., 35. Tel: 270-9436.