The state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft on simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship

the Applicant citizenship of the Russian Federation, according to the document, will not need to apply to the authorized body of a foreign state, a statement renouncing his existing nationality.

in addition, adjustments are made to the provisions of the “residency requirement”.

Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti Some categories of foreigners will become easier to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation

When applying for citizenship of the Russian Federation will not be a requirement the three-year period of stay in Russia. Need to confirm the availability of a legitimate source of livelihood. These standards relate to adult persons without the citizenship, having citizenship of the USSR, lived and live in member countries of the former USSR, but have not received citizenship of these States.

a Similar rule is proposed to extend to foreigners married to a Russian citizen who lives in Russia and has married children. And also foreigners, one of whose parents has Russian citizenship and lives in Russia.

the Citizens of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan will be able to apply for Russian citizenship without observing the period of residence in Russia with a valid residence permit.

the proposed Rule is based on humanitarian considerations, in order to protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, and guided by the universally recognized principles of international law, noted in the Cabinet.

Also, the bill proposed to reduce from three years to one year the period of implementation of labor activities in Russia for persons who have graduated from Russian educational and scientific organizations.