Russia to push ahead with assistance to Syrian army in fighting terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 11:52
Russia’s cargo spacecraft Progress MS-05 sets course towards ISSScience & Space February 22, 11:32
Poll shows surge in Putin’s favorable ratings among AmericansWorld February 22, 11:28
Diplomat warns attempts to cheat during intra-Syrian talks may affect political processRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 11:10
World’s governing anti-doping body seeks Russia’s membership reinstatement — WADA chiefSport February 22, 11:03
Ukraine's former president says he never asked Russia to send troops to Ukraine in 2014World February 22, 10:33
Ousted Ukrainian leader Yanukovich proposes holding referendum on Donbass statusWorld February 22, 10:14
Iran plans to buy 12 Superjet-100 Russian aircraft in near future — ministerBusiness & Economy February 22, 8:24
Kiev proposes removing Russia’s veto power in UN Security CouncilWorld February 22, 2:31
KRASNOYARSK, May 22 (Itar-Tass) - The leader of the Civil Platform party, tycoon-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov, has offered to grant Russian citizenship to excellent foreign students if they stay to work in Russia.
“As for me, I would grant citizenship to (foreign) graduates with excellent marks,” he said in a lecture at Siberian Federal University. However, this must happen only on condition they stay to work in Russia.
The tycoon also offers not to close education institutions that are seen as ineffective, but create for them equal conditions for competition in which those that fail will drop out.
“If people want to open higher education institutions, let them do it,” he said, expressing confidence that they must get “an equal competitive environment”. As a result of this competition inefficient institutions will shut down in five to seven years, he said.