The state will double the number of scholarships for foreign students seeking to study at Russian schools, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
"We are offering state-funded scholarships for 10,000 students a year. We will offer to double this figure … up to 20,000 scholarships a year," he said, Interfax reported. He said special quotas should be made for students from other former Soviet republics. The program aims to promote the Russian language.