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MOSCOW, October 31 (Itar-Tass) — The upper house of Russian parliament has approved a law requiring migrants employed in housing and public utility, commerce and services confirm their Russian language skills.
Under the law all migrant workers seeking jobs in these spheres should provide documents confirming their basic Russian language skills.
Foreign workers should provide certificates confirming they passed tests on Russian as a foreign language and diplomas on basic education issued on the territory of a foreign state and recognized in Russia.
Soviet school and university graduation diplomas will be accepted.
The law will enter into force on December 1, 2012, if signed by the Russian president.