Elementary certificate level

Achieving this level of proficiency in Russian language allows the foreign citizen to satisfy the basic needs of communication to interact with native speakers in a minimum set of daily communication situations restricted to a minimum set of linguistic resources.

Communication situations at this level are linked to everyday life and cultural spheres. The set of linguistic resources that provides communication in these areas is strictly minimized in accordance with the communication requirements of this level.

The Elementary level certificate attests that the foreign citizen possesses a sufficient and necessary knowledge for further study of language for cultural purposes and to achieve the next level (Basic) of proficiency of Russian language.

It’s assumed that in order to achieve the Elementary level of general knowledge of Russian language it’s required 100-120 hours of study.

Cost of testing:

5125 rubles or


In order to pass the test, it is necessary to register (sign up) and pay the receipt at any bank.

Sign up for the test