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The town of Shakhty, the Rostov region, 85-B Pobeda Revolutsii Str., 3rd floor, office 5

Office tel./fax: +7 (8636) 279-161. Mobile phone numbers: +7 (918) 529-09-62, +7 (903) 437-42-26


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Acceptance and Identifying Equivalence of the Foreign Educational Documents to the Russian Ones

In every country there is a unique system of education. In Russia, for example, the status of the primary education have schools, lyceums, gymnasiums; the status of secondary professional education have professional lyceums and colleges; the status of the higher education have Institutes, Universities and Academies. At the same time in the USA and some other countries college in its status prevails even Institute and University. This order doesn’t depend on whether it is state or private. So, if you decided to continue education in Russia you need to undergo the procedure of acceptance of your foreign educational documents and identification their equivalence to the Russian ones. That is necessary as the difference in study can be substantial. Here we can distinguish the number of months, years, auditoriums,

list of disciplines, form of control (test, examination, interlocution, colloquium (oral test) and so on), form of rating (scores, marks (grades) and so on), number of class periods, and, at last, — type of the educational document (school certificate, diploma) and etc.





October 5th, 1961 in the city of Hague by resolution of International Convention it was abolished the requirement on legalization of the public international documents for the contracting countries.. By Convention resolution it was established a special mark – stamp apostil which a unified form and imprinted on public documents. The stamp availability on any document implies that the further legalization is not required and the document will be valid on the territory of any contracting country-participant of the Hague Convention.

Hague Convention

Hague Convention is a document abolishing the requirement for legalization of the foreign public documents. This convention is valid from October 5th, 1961. Documents certified by Apostille in one of the contracting countries of the convention shall be admitted by the other state without any restrictions.