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Moscow sends 200 Russian language teachers to north Tajikistan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 31 July 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Moscow sends 200 Russian language teachers to north Tajikistan, 31 July 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5022286a28.html [accessed 31 August 2014]
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July 31, 2012

Russia is sending 200 Russian-language teachers to Tajikistan's northern region of Sughd.

Sughd's regional education department head, Saidmuhtor Jalolov, said on July 31 that the Russian teachers will arrive in Tajikistan to teach local children, in accordance with a bilateral agreement signed by the two countries' education ministries earlier.

Local authorities will provide the teachers with accommodation.

Also on July 31, the first language test center in Russia was opened in the country's second largest city – St. Petersburg.

The head of Russia's Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, said that labor migrants involved in the service and catering industries in Russia will be obliged to pass a Russian language test to be eligible to obtain a work permit.

Tens of thousands of Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Kyrgyz go to Russia as labor migrants each year.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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