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Reforming the Definition of Citizen in the New Nationality Law


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Moscow, March 15 – Konstantin Zatulin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, told the News Agency that new amendments to the Law “On Citizenship” were proposed to clarify the concept of “citizen”.
It is also necessary, according to the parliamentarian, “for the citizenship law to reverse the course towards the repatriation of Russian citizens.”

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The draft law, which was adopted in the first reading on April 5, 2022, provided for the deprivation of citizenship, including crimes of a terrorist nature and serious crimes against the state, as well as crimes in the field of drug trafficking. Psychotropic substances or falsifying documents or at the request of a citizen.
The draft law provides for a reduction in the number of requirements for more than 20 categories of persons upon admission to Russian citizenship, as well as an expansion of the powers of the head of state to determine the category of persons entitled to simplified acquisition of the Russian language. Citizenship.

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