A new law passed on Wednesday allows the employment of foreign experts as teachers at Russian colleges and universities.
The law, adopted by the upper house of the Russian parliament (the Federation Council), allows foreign specialists in the country "on a business or humanitarian mission" to teach at higher educational establishments and cooperate with research centers alongside their basic job if they want to.
At present foreign nationals may only teach in Russia if they arrived in the country at the invitation of an educational establishment.
The law comes as part of Russia's course toward the easing of migration regulations - an attempt to boost scientific, research and cultural exchanges and turn the country into a research hub and a center of academic excellence.
The lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved the new regulations on Monday.
MOSCOW, April 13 (RIA Novosti)