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(Dec 31, 2012) Federal Law No. 185 on Amendments to Federal Laws on the Status of Foreigners and on Education entered into force on December 1, 2012. (ROSSIISKAIA GAZETA No. 262 (Nov. 14, 2012) [official publication, in Russian].)
Under the amendments, labor migrants who come to Russia from abroad will not be able to obtain work permits without proving their knowledge of the Russian language. Passage of a special test and the receipt of a certificate will serve as proof of such knowledge. (
The test was developed, the commentaries state, by taking into account the specific, typical abilities of migrants. It is relatively short and simple, consisting of 25 lexical and grammar questions; and the administration time is up to 90 minutes. By comparison, the citizenship exam includes 75 language questions administered during a time period of up to three hours. (
|Author:||Peter Roudik More by this author|
|Topic:||Labor More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Russia More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 12/31/2012