It is noted that the signed law simplifies the obtaining of Russian citizenship for foreigner and stateless persons who live in the territory of Russia.
Besides, people who were born in the Soviet Union and lived in its former republics but who did not obtain citizenship, are released from the demand about obligatory three-year residence in Russia before filing of application and confirmation of legal source of income.
Moreover, the citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine may obtain Russian citizenship without obligatory residence in Russia for five years. Besides, the foreigners married with Russians and who permanently live in Russia may obtain citizenship on the simplified procedure.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin signed the law, which releases Ukrainians and Belarusians who are fluent in Russian, from a special exam for obtaining of citizenship.