All foreign students who apply for Master Programs must undergo procedures for legalization of documents and their subsequent recognition. The legalization of foreign documents and the recognition of foreign education are different procedures.
Legalization of documents
According to the legislation of the Russian Federation the documents issued in another country can be used (can be accepted by the Russian bodies and organizations) only with legalization.
For more information, please, visit http://nic.gov.ru/en/proc/nic/legalize
The recognition of education
The recognition of education is carried out for providing the rights for study and (or) work.
For more information, please, visit http://nic.gov.ru/en/proc/nic
The main activity of Main State Center for Education Evaluation is providing the authority of Rosobrnadzor on recognition of the foreign educational certificates since 2011. The center is carrying out this work based on the State task http://nic.gov.ru/en
The International Relations Department of Astrakhan State University carries out the procedure for sending documents for recognition to this institution in Moscow.
From you it is required to provide translation of the diploma into Russian, notarized in the territory of the Russian Federation.
The cost of the procedure is 6000 Rub