Wait until the end of the year!
Integrated in mobile device SIM card (Embedded Sim, eSIM) can start to be used in Russia even without amending the legislation, said the Ministry of communications. The Ministry has prepared a statement, which emphasized that eSIM — exactly the same module identification as conventional SIM card.
In the Ministry of communications believe that running the eSIM support in Russia it is necessary only to develop and adopt an appropriate regulatory framework. To change the law this is not required. The reason is that the Ministry realized that eSIM and normal SIM cards are almost identical.
Rules to describe the use of eSIM in Russia should be developed by the end of 2019. It is not excluded that already in the end of the year Russian users will be able to start to use mobile devices with built-in maps eSIM.