In March, TOEFL organizers have already announced the suspension of testing in Russia and Belarus, RBC reminds.

Also, the acceptance of exams by Russians was suspended in the framework of IELTS.

At the same time, Russians had the opportunity to take the exam abroad.

Now, restrictions on registration in the ETS system exclude the possibility of passing the exam for Russian citizens.

“In order to comply with the requirements of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), we cannot process your request,” RIA Novosti quotes a message that appears on the organization’s website when trying to register an account with a place of residence in Russia.

OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control - is a division of the US Department of the Treasury.