Oh, a female friend....she probably will tell you anything, yep, to lure you there, I'd take that stuff with a grain of salt. But yes Moscow has the most restrictions. And Southern Russia probably has the least mask wearing. Russia situation is wait and see now, got to see where it's going. Turkey flights into Russia are still banned until July, by the way.No, that indeed sounds pretty bad. My friend is outside Moscow. Maybe its better there. But overall it does not sound appealing at all. I guess she would like to lure me there
Foreigners are subject to random airport testing. Foreigners have different requirements than citizens: have to take 1 PCR test to fly there, but in the airport on arrival can be selected for more testing.