According to the article dated May 25, 2021 on University World News,
a new bill, which simplifies the stay of foreign students in Russia, and allows them to stay on for three years after graduation, is being introduced for consideration – and is expected to be approved – by the Russian parliament or State Duma after its prior approval by a special governmental commission on 17 May.
The bill was developed by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs “with the aim of establishing a special legal regime” for foreign citizens and stateless persons undergoing full-time education in Russian universities and research organisations. At present foreign students receive a temporary residence permit (TRP) in Russia on a general basis within the quota set by the government, which is valid for three years. The bill proposes to issue the TRP at the request of a foreign student for the duration of his studies and the next 180 days. Under the terms of the bill, foreign students applying for the permit will be exempted from the obligation to confirm proficiency in the Russian language, knowledge of the history of Russia and the basics of the legislation of Russia.
Alexey Lubkov, head of Moscow State Pedagogical University, told University World News that the bill is relevant and important.
“It will increase the competitiveness of Russian education because the procedure for processing documents related to the stay of foreign students in our country will be simplified.
“It will be easier for the students themselves to obtain a temporary residence permit for the entire period of study and subsequently obtain a residence permit. The burden on the administrative staff of universities, who are engaged in the preparation and execution of documents, will also be reduced.
“Such a law, of course, will simplify the further employment of our foreign graduates in Russia.”
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