I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right now?

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Yes, a residence permit from one Schengen country implicitly gives you the rights to travel within/through the rest of the Schengen area much as if you had a multiple-entry short-stay visa.

You have to comply with the usual 90/180 day rule for days you're in a Schengen country that is not Denmark, but enforcement of this is mostly by the honor system since your passport won't get stamped when traveling between Schengen countries.

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    Just a note that with the current/on-going migration crises happening all over Europe (mostly to the South), there may be more "random" stops and/or checkpoints at various borders. This doesn't change the answer as given, but just be aware.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 12:46

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