Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, has started to accept applications from young people who would want to become students of Russian institutions of higher education. A spokesman for an ad hoc commission told RIA Novosti that there are a lot of applicants. The commission's contact telephone has been ringing since the Russian embassy to Moldova announced that the Russian government would this year provide 30 scholarships /27 for graduate students and 3 for post-graduates/. Officials from the Russian embassy and the Moldovan Education Ministry will form a joint commission to handle the selection of winners. Unlike last year, when the winners in the competition were selected according to their transcripts, this year hopefuls will have to take two tests: a general IQ test and a test in a selected subject area.
Over the past week (September 17-23), Russian troops carried out 12 strikes with the use of long-range precision weapons and drones targeting army bases of the Armed Forces of Ukraine