Snakes in Russia

Of the snake species in Russia, around ten are venomous. The amur rat snake reaching around six feet in length, is the biggest snake in the country. Some of Russia’s most venomous viper species include the blunt-nosed viper and the kaznakow’s viper.

Snakes Found in Russia

Venomous

  • Common European Adder
  • Blunt-nosed Viper
  • Saw-scaled Viper
  • Siberian Pit Viper
  • Kaznakow’s Viper
  • Mamushi
  • Tiger Keelback
  • Caspian Cobra

Non-venomous

GroupsVenomousNon-venomous
AdderCommon European Adder
Whip Snakes Caspian Whipsnake
MacroviperaBlunt-nosed Viper  
EchisSiberian Pit Viper
Kaznakow’s Viper  
GloydiusMamushi

Rhabdophis
Tiger Keelback
NajaCaspian Cobra

Elaphe
Amur Rat Snake (Russian Rat Snake)  
NatrixGrass Snake
Dice Snake

Coronella  
Smooth Snake
ZamenisAesculapian Snake