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Bank Account

All HSE staff salaries are transferred to VTB bank cards under a corporate programme.

All HSE employees, who are Russian citizens (without any exceptions), receive MIR bank cards based on the national payment system.

Foreign citizens are not required to use MIR card for getting their pay from HSE and receive Visa Classic cards instead.

MIR cards will only be issued to those foreign citizens who have a residence permit in the Russian Federation.

For more information, please contact Eleonora Golunova, the Accounting Office Specialist at egolunova@hse.ru, +7 (495) 772 9590, ext. 11702.

How can I apply for a VTB bank card?

You will need to complete VTB MIR bank card or VTB Visa Classic bank card application, where you should include your passport details and other information, and send a hard copy of completed application via express mail to the HSE HR Office (together with the hard copies of your contract). Alternatively, you can complete the application form upon your arrival to Russia. Please note that in this case a bank card will be issued within one or two weeks from the date of submission of your application.

Where can I collect my VTB bank card?

You can collect your bank card in person at the Pokrovka VTB office, which is a ten-minutes walk from the university campus on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa. Please remember to bring your passport, its notarised translation and your registration. 

VTB Office located at 28 Pokrovka Ulitsa, Building 1

Working hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 8 PM; Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

The nearest metro stations are Chistye Prudy, Kurskaya, and Chkalovskaya.

How to get there from the HSE campus located at 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

VTB call center: +7 (800) 200 7799

How can I use VTB's ATM?

VTB is a Russian bank and its ATM menu is mostly in Russian. The manual provided below will assist you in navigating the menu screens and available options. The manual (in .pdf) covers money withdrawal: it offers a step-by-step guide, where the translation of instructions into English is highlighted in green. Please make sure to use the ATMs with VTB sign only, as other cash machines may charge extra fees for cash withdrawal.

VTB 24 Cash withdrawal ed.pdf

!  This material is offered for your information only, and HSE shall not bear responsibility in case the menu of a specific ATM or any part of it, including the steps sequence and the overall layout is different from the one you may find in this manual. Thank you for your understanding!

Some ATMs show bank offers or commercials before you can proceed to the required operation. To skip them, please note the translation of the phrases you may see on the screen:

Основное меню – Main menu

Пропустить – Skip

Отмена – Cancel

Продолжить  – Continue

Напомнить позже –  Remind me later

Назад – Back