Requirements for admission of foreigners into Russian citizenship
Requirements for admission of foreign citizens into Russian citizenship are approved. For example, one of the conditions (per standard procedure) is knowledge of Russian at a level sufficient for the written and oral communication.
It is certified by the passage of state testing on Russian as a foreign language (with a score not lower than the baseline proficiency in Russian). Moreover, levels of knowledge of Russian as a foreign language and their requirements are established.
There are 7 levels:
• basic for foreign workers;
• base knowledge;
• levels 1-4.
For example, the base level for foreign workers requires the ability to read short simple texts from different sources - for example, names of newspapers, signs, ads etc. Also foreigners should be able to create a written monologue based on heard or written text and understand basic information of short monologues and dialogues of social character.
In addition, this level of language proficiency includes the ability to create own coherent and logical statements and understand the content of the remarks of an interlocutor (in a limited set of situations of domestic nature). Thus, the volume of part of the lexical minimum level is 850 units.
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