Knowing 850 words is enough for the RF immigrants to get the right to work. And 1300 words are enough for the RF citizenship. “Ria Novosti” informs about it, citing the prescript of Minister of Science and Education.
So the immigrant must be able to read short, simple texts from different sources, for example, newspaper and magazine names, posters, announcements.
Besides, one must be able to write short messages, congratulations, to understand the basic meaning of speaker’s words- topic, place, time, reason.