The statement says US Citizens, stateless persons, and Russian compatriots not registered in the territory of the Russian Federation can register. (test website) The scholarship program allows candidates to study in Russia for free at the undergraduate level, postgraduate level, residency, specialty areas, and other categories of study. Free college at some of the world's top colleges and universities. The New York Times will say, "Putin is weaponizing learning and careers."
Then the news that Russia took over the chairmanship of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, and the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission on January 1st demands mentioning. At a meeting of the heads of the union on January 23rd, President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke about the union gaining self-sufficiency and building mutually beneficial and equal cooperation between the union and external partners and international associations. He went on to suggest:
"Expanding the geography of the EAEU's international links and contacts with countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America would help boost exports of the union's products and build new logistics chains."
The speech went on to address matters of union security. One section of great interest was the Russian president's comments on the robust agro-industrial base, which guarantees self-sufficiency for the bloc, as well as export possibilities. Putin stressed that Russia would be drafting a wide range of measures to develop the agricultural sector further. I suspect someone at the US State Department is already preparing a memo to be leaked to the mainstream press that the Russians are broadening their weaponization of food.