Institutional merger creates Moscow Polytech

Moscow Polytechnic University ("Moscow Polytech")  was created in March 2016 via a merger of Moscow University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI) [Университет машиностроения (МАМИ)] and Moscow State University of Printing Arts named after Ivan Fyodorov [Мо

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Online Verification: Russian federal diploma database keeps growing

Website: http://frdocheck.obrnadzor.gov.ru/ Although not entirely comprehensive, the federal verification service database, which was launched a few years ago, now has millions of records that are verifiable online.  These records include: intermediate p

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Moscow State University of Railway Engineering Renamed Again (Russia)

In 2017, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering named after Emperor Nicholas II Московский государственный университет путей сообщения Императора Николая II was renamed Russian University of Transport (MIIT)  Российский университет транспорта (МИ

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Ministry of Education and Science divided into two ministries (Russia)

On May 15, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации - https://минобрнауки.рф/) was divided into: Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (Министерство просвещения

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Russian students left without state diplomas

In recent years, a number of Russian universities lost accreditation of several of their academic programs. In those cases, graduating students cannot obtain a state-format diploma for their program but they may transfer to another institution which offe

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