15:05 Nov. 14, 2016
A proposed total ban on foreign education affects almost any Russian official
A draft bill banning foreign education for the Russian state official's under 18 children was filed to the State Duma, the Meduza agency reports.
The document was filed by the Russian Federation Communist Party member of parliament Valeriy Rushkin. If approved, the draft bill provides total ban for the Russian state and municipal officials on enrolling their children in schools or higher education institutions abroad from January 1st. The ban also affects top managers of the Russian state-held companies as well.
Prohibition of the foreign education does not affect foreign educational institutions in Russia and affiliated abroad branches of the Russian institutions.
Also, the document provides an exception for officials who serve their duties abroad for longer than a year.