Regarding new exams for foreign citizens in Russia
As of August 1, 2021, exams for foreign citizens who want to live and work in the Russian Federation are held according to the new tasks.
Thus, exams in Russian as a foreign language, the history of Russia and the basics of Russian legislation for obtaining a temporary residence permit, a residence permit, a work permit or a patent for working in Russia are conducted using new control and measuring materials developed by the Federal Institute of Pedagogical Measurements (FIPI).
These materials are developed taking into account the requirements for the minimum level of knowledge that a foreign citizen needs.
The exam for foreign citizens will be conducted at different levels of complexity, depending on which document you need to get:
1) a permit or patent to work in Russia;
2) a temporary residency permit in Russia;
3) a residency permit in Russia.
The exam in Russian as a foreign language will be taken by foreign citizens in oral and written form. The exception is foreign citizens who apply for a work permit or patent. As for the exams on the history and fundamentals of the legislation of the Russian Federation, they are passed in the form of testing in writing.
After successfully passing the exam, a foreign citizen receives a corresponding certificate for obtaining a work permit or a patent or a temporary residence permit, these certificates are valid for 3 years.
A certificate for obtaining a residence permit is issued indefinitely, but if the residence permit is canceled, it also ceases to be valid.