Kapustin examines the various arguments for and against Russian participation in the Bologna Process.

The Bologna Process is a framework according to which European countries are pursuing a more integrated higher education system through the creation of a European Higher Education Area.

Kapustin highlights Europe’s unique characteristics. The article posits that despite practical concerns, it is feasible and beneficial for Russia to participate in the Bologna Process. States retain discretion in the implementation of goals which allows for tailored procedures and legislative independence. The legal community in Russia has expressed its support for the process and has been a leader in the effort for change. Kapustin notes that the Bologna Process could improve harmony and consistency within Russian higher education institutions as well.

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