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Russian Citizenship Exam

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Metaphor Academic Center for Russian Language and Culture, a full-fledge member of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in the United States, holds examinations of the Russian language for foreign citizens and stateless individuals with the purpose of obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation.

Why should I take this exam?

A candidate who has successfully passed the examination receives a state certificate proving basic knowledge of Russian. The certificate has no expiration date and is necessary for filing for Russian citizenship.

Exam construct:

The test consists of five subtests:

  • Reading;
  • Writing;
  • Vocabulary / Grammar;
  • Listening;
  • Speaking.

Exam Administration Dates:

The examination is administered on the third Thursday/Friday of every odd month unless fewer than three candidates register for the exam.

Please follow our calendar to save the date!

Testing fee: $105 in cash or by check.

Duration: 4 hours.

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