More foreign students come to study in Russia
There is a growing number of foreign students coming to study in Russia, the Federal Migration Service (FMS) said.
"There is a large increase in the numbers of students arriving to study in Moscow. The general rate of the increase in the number of students coming to Moscow is about 20% higher than last year," acting head of the FMS Moscow office Vladimir Ivanov said at a press conference at the Interfax head office on Friday.
The past eight months saw 1,341 Chinese students arriving in the Moscow region, which is 22% more than in 2009, he said.
Yelena Dunayeva, chief migration officer for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, said the number of students arriving to her region has also risen. "Clearly, there is a big increase in the number of foreign students coming here to study. The numbers of such students have grown on average by 10-12% compared to the same period last year," Dunayeva said.
The majority of arriving students are from CIS states, Indian and China, she said.
"In particular, there is a serious growth in the number of Chinese students, 5% on average," the migration official said.
Source: IA Tatar-inform