Easier Russian visas for foreign students
Foreigners should face fewer requirements for applying for studies at higher education institutes in Russia.
A statement to this effect was made by the head of the Russian Federal Migration service Konstantin Romodanovsky.
Foreigners should have fewer documents to submit to enrolment boards and fewer papers to collect for obtaining a visa to study in Russia.
In the opinion of the Russian migration chief, a simpler visa application procedure will attract young educated people from neighboring countries, first of all, from the CIS.
After completing their studies in Russia, many young foreigners might choose to stay, Romodanovsky said.