Russia has granted citizenship to 215,9 thousand people in the first four months 2020. This is 2.5 times more than in the same period last year, follows from the statistics of the interior Ministry. In January—April 2019 nationality was provided 85,9 thousand people.

most of the people who received citizenship, — citizens of Ukraine, reports RBC with reference to the service of the international auditing and consulting FinExpertiza network.

From the beginning of 2016 to the first quarter of 2020, their share was 46.6%, about 677 thousand people. And in the first quarter of 2020, the proportion reached 67%.

we Remind that President of Russia Vladimir Putin in April 2019 signed a decree on simplified procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for residents of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine (the self-proclaimed DND and LNR). In July he extended the decree for all the inhabitants of the two regions.

In April 2020, Mr. Putin signed a law allowing foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship without renunciation of foreign. Prior to that, when applying for citizenship, foreigners had to prove that they appealed to the competent authorities in their country with the Declaration of renunciation of citizenship.