Following the ongoing invasion by Russia, many students have already fled Ukraine and those studying in Russia are confused over the situation.
They are unclear whether to leave the country or to stay back and continue with their studies. Looking at the condition of the Indian students, the Indian Embassy in Russia have released a documented guidelines which reads
The Embassy has been receiving messages from Indian students in universities in Russia seeking advice on their continued stay in the country.
- The Embassy would like to reassure all students that at present we see no security reasons for them to leave. The Embassy is in regular contact with relevant authorities with respect to the safety and security of the Indian nationals, including students.
- Certain disruption of banking services in Russia and direct flight connectivity from Russia to India is, however, taking place. If students have concerns regrading these aspects and would like to travel back to India, they may consider doing so.
- Regarding the academic programs, the Embassy has been informed by a number of universities that they have already shifted to the online distance learning mode. Students are advised to exercise their discretion in consultation with their respective universities on the appropriate course of action regarding continuation of their academic activities without disruption.
The guidelines were released on March 9, 2022 , on their website.