In case of emergency, call the general emergency number 112:
- Active in all Russian regions
- Available from a mobile phone even if there is no SIM card in it
- Operators speak English
If you are in an HSE building, inform the security post about the emergency immediately.
HSE tracks information on security threats on its premises and beyond, such as breakdowns, natural disasters, illegal activities, threats to health and life both domestically and internationally, etc. When necessary, HSE keeps its staff and students informed by email or the public address system.
Security in Russia is provided by special security agencies, such as:
- The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) – one of Russia's rescue services; acts together with regional rescue services, municipal rescue services, regional firefighting services, corporate fire protection services, municipal fire protection services, private fire protection services, and other agencies. The EMERCOM website (in Russian and English).
- The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation – a federal executive agency that develops and enforces state policy and legal regulation in domestic affairs.
The Russian Police are part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Police aim to protect the life, health, rights and freedoms of Russian citizens, foreign citizens and people without citizenship; to fight crime, to protect public order and property and to ensure public safety.
HSE strongly recommends checking the websites of these services.
Ministry of Internal Affairs (in Russian and English)
Ministry of Internal Affairs Chief Office in Moscow (only in Russian)