The state Duma adopted the law on simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship
The state Duma adopted in the third final reading the law, allowing the President to select categories of foreign citizens entitled to Russian citizenship in a simplified manner. This is stated in the message on the website of the state Duma. The law shall enter into force after 90 days from the date of publication.
First and foremost, the bill is aimed at citizens of Ukraine. They will be able to apply for citizenship not by place of registration, as required by current legislation, and the place of stay. Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin explained that in Ukraine, “our former compatriots have become hostages of the political adventurism of the authorities in Kiev and the civil war”.
The speaker added that the initiative is aimed at implementation of President’s address to the Federal Assembly, where Vladimir Putin spoke about the need to simplify the procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for those “who want to benefit and work for the good of our country.”
Simultaneously simplified procedure for receiving Russian citizenship and compatriots. The President will be able to grant this right to those who live in countries with complex socio-political and economic situation. To obtain Russian citizenship in a simplified procedure can also compatriots in countries where there are armed conflicts or a change of political regime.
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