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Putin simplified obtaining of Russian citizenship for foreigners living in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine may obtain the Russian citizenship without obligatory residence in Russia for five years
20:18, 24 April 2020

RIA news

President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on the simplification of the obtaining of Russian citizenship as RIA-News reported.

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.

Related: Ukrainians to be able to get Russian citizenship passing without language proficiency test

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.

Related: More than 200 thousand Ukrainians receive Russian citizenship in 2019

Earlier, Vladimir Putin signed the law, which releases Ukrainians and Belarusians who are fluent in Russian, from a special exam for obtaining of citizenship.

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