Russian universities will welcome Indian students who leave Ukraine


Indian students who had to stop their studies in the middle of their studies to flee the Russia-Ukraine conflict will be admitted to Russian universities without having to repeat their prior academic years, according to Roman Babushkin, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Russian Embassy in New Delhi.

According to Babushkin, the students will be admitted to Russian institutions, where they will be able to resume their studies where they left off without having to repeat prior years of study. The remark was made in response to questions from reporters about what happened to the approximately 20,000 students who fled Ukraine when Russia invaded the nation in February.

In circumstances where students have scholarships, said Ratheesh C Nair, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian House in Thiruvananthapuram, the same might be recognised in Russian universities. However, he suggested that the fees paid in Ukraine might not be sufficient in Russia.

He explained that students in Kerala can contact the Russian House here with their mark sheets and other academic records, which would be given to Russian universities, who will contact the students and their parents.

Babushkin said that the Ukrainian leadership was sheltering neo-Nazis and that the war was the consequence of Russia’s “Lakshman Rekha” being crossed. He further said that, although the United States has spent billions to establish and sustain the dictatorship in Ukraine, Russia has never believed in such things and has left it up to the people to select who should rule them.

He asserted that neither Russia nor its conflict with Ukraine can be blamed for the global food crisis, claiming that the latter’s contribution of wheat to the global market was less than 1%.