Stay home, folks: Russia's State Duma may ban foreign education for officials children

15:05 Nov. 14, 2016

Russia's State Duma may ban foreign education for officials children

Russian cadets celebrate the end of their education during a graduation ceremony in Moscow (AP photo)

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. 

Read also Former U.S. ambassador banned from visiting Russia

Also, the document provides an exception for officials who serve their duties abroad for longer than a year. 

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