There are no COVID restrictions.
You will most likely need some help from a Russian-speaking friend or a buddy to go through the process.
1. Get a notarized translation of your passport into Russian. It has to be done by a translation agency. The HSE Translation Centre does not do notarized translations.
2. Go to a Pension Fund Centre (ПФР) to apply for a so-called SNILS – СНИЛС number. You will need your passport and the notarized translation of your passport.
1. If you are feeling unwell, please approach your dorm administration to arrange a PCR-test.
2. If your PCR-test result is positive, the ambulance will take you to a hospital (severe cases, until recovery) or an observation facility (mild cases, for around 14 days and until you have two negative PCR-tests).
On February 6, Rospotrebnadzor ended the self-isolation requirement for people who have come into contact with COVID-19 patients. HSE University students and faculty who have come into contact with COVID-19 patients no longer need to self-isolate if they show no symptoms of illness. More info