In Russia came into force a law that simplifies obtaining Russian citizenship for foreigners and individuals without citizenship. Now applicants need to submit a statement renouncing existing citizenship.

Under the new rules, repealed the requirement for three years to stay in Russia to the applicant, who had USSR citizenship, lived or living in member countries of the former USSR, but have not received citizenship of these States, the TV channel “360”.

Ukrainians, Belarusians and Kazakhs is now possible to apply for Russian citizenship without observing the period of residence in Russia with a valid residence permit. The new law reduces to one year the period of implementation of labor activities in Russia for Russian universities graduates.