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    Central Asia
     Apr 1, '14


Russia eases citizenship demands
By Farangis Najibullah

Proposed legislation that would give native Russian speakers abroad a fast track to Russian citizenship appears designed to lure highly qualified specialists and successful entrepreneurs.

The draft legislation, in the form of new amendments to existing



citizenship laws, would pave the way for eligible, Russian-speaking applicants to get Russian passports within three months, skipping an otherwise lengthy and complicated procedure.

In introducing the legislation on March 6, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that it would allow Russian speakers who had lived in territories that were subjects of the Russian empire or the Soviet Union to obtain Russian citizenship without getting permanent-residence permits. More ...

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