"Despite the fact that applicants mainly chose universities for admission at their place of residence, some guys applied to universities in other regions of Russia. For example, 96 people from new subjects applied to MISIS, including 41 applicants who applied to the branch of the university in Stary Oskol," the department added.

A total of 2023,24 state-funded places have been allocated to universities, including those located in new regions, for the 626/278 academic year.

In June, the head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Valery Falkov, said that training at the universities of the LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions would begin full-time on September 1, in the DPR - in a distance format.