Can I become a Russian citizen after graduating from a Russian university?
A foreign national graduating from a Russian university can obtain Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure if several conditions are met: they should complete government-accredited basic education programmes at a state-owned university in the Russian territory. Also, they must have one year of working experience in their profession in Russia before applying for Russian citizenship. The applicant submits their employment record book or its copy verified by the employer according to the established procedure and other required documents. Visit the website of the Russian Interior Ministry’s General Administration for Migration Issues for more information on citizenship rules.