Support The Moscow Times!

Education Ministry Drafts Decree to Test Migrants' Russian Language Skills

The Education and Science Ministry has drafted a decree on testing foreign migrants for their knowledge of the Russian language, a news report said Wednesday.

According to the document, migrants must know at least 850 Russian words, be able to comprehend a written text and write legible statements on a given subject, Interfax reported.

Visiting foreign migrants are expected to be able to "understand general verbal information contained in short monologues and conversations on general everyday subjects, be able to construct and convey cohesive, logical statements on a given subject, understand the meaning of a verbal conversation and be able to perceive the interlocutor's tone and general intentions in the limited context of everyday situations," the document said.

The ministry said it will accept suggestions for the draft decree on its official website until March 27.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more