In the State Duma a bill on simplification of citizens in receiving Russian citizenship. It has already been approved by the Committee DG profile and is scheduled for a first reading on 13 November. We offer our citizens the text of the bill and the explanatory notes thereto and look forward to comments and suggestions.
members of the Federation Council
"On introduction of configurations in the Federal Law
"On Citizenship of the Russian Federation"
The Federal Law of 31 May 2002 № 62-FZ "On Citizenship of the Russian Federation" (Collected Legislation of the Russian Federation, 2002, № 22, art. 2031, 2003, № 46, art. 4447, 2004, № 45, art. 4377, 2006, № 2, p. 170; № 31, art. 3420, 2007, № 49, p. 6057; № 50, art. 6241, 2008, № 40, art. 4498, 2009, № 1, p. 9; № 26, p. 3125) following configurations:
1) Article 14 shall be supplemented by part eight following content:
"8. Foreign citizens and stateless persons who have attained the age of 18 years and owning a legal capacity, may apply for admission to citizenship Russian Federation in a simplified manner without observing the criterion stipulated Fri "a", "b" and "d" of Section 13 of the Federal Law of the real, if certain persons are compatriots in accordance with Article 3 pt 1 of the Federal Law of 24 May 1999 number 99-FZ "On State Policy in the Russian Federation against citizens abroad" subject to the submission of their documents or other evidence to support respectively:
Soviet citizenship, plainclothes affiliation or lack of such at the time of presentation — for persons who were citizens of the USSR;
living in the past on the Russian countryside country, Russian Republic, the Russian Federation, the Soviet Union or the Russian Federation, the plain-clothes befitting accessory when exiting the area and plainclothes affiliation or lack of such at the time of presentation — for immigrants (immigrants);
relatives in the direct ascending bands with designated persons — for the descendants of citizens. "
2) The second paragraph of section 3 of Article 35 after the words "in accordance with parts of" lay in a subsequent edition:
"First, second and eighth of Article 14," later in the text.
Real Federal Law shall enter into force 6 months after the day or of its official publication.
to the draft federal law "On introduction of configurations in the Federal Law" On Citizenship of the Russian Federation "
In 2010, the Federal Law "On State Policy in the Russian Federation against citizens abroad" significant changes have been made.
Namely, in the designated federal law has been included Article 111, which declares the right of Russian citizens living abroad, a reception at the Russian Federation citizenship in a simplified manner in accordance with international treaties and legislative acts of the Russian Federation in the area of citizenship.
At the current time Russian citizens the right to receive the citizenship of Russian Federation in the simplified procedure is implemented in part 7 of Article 14 of the Federal Law "On Citizenship of the Russian Federation." In accordance with the standard indicated in the Russian Federation citizenship in a simplified procedure adopted programs from participating State to assist the volunteer resettlement to the Russian Federation of compatriots living abroad (hereinafter — Municipal programm).
But from 2007 to July 2012 in the framework of the State programs from the Russian Federation arrived about 81 thousand members and their families at a multiple of more natural migration potential zabugornoy Russian community.
It should be emphasized that the right of the Russian people and the Russian zabugornyh of reunification with their historical homeland is their inalienable right upon their origin and identity and should not be conditional role in any municipal program notes.
So Makarov, in a sense, the implementation of programs from State, with all its positive qualities, absolutely not exercise the rights of fellow citizens to be reunited with their historical homeland.
Should be highlighted that the Federal Law "On State Policy in the Russian Federation against citizens abroad" identifies the main approaches, goals, principles and objectives, in accordance with which the Russian Federation sells its municipal policy on zabugornoy Russian community. Indicated approaches, goals, principles and objectives of public policy should vsepolnotsenno corresponded with those of other Federal laws.
In this regard, the provision of Article 111 of the Federal Law indicated, declaring the right of citizens to obtain citizenship of Russian Federation in a simplified manner, is primary in relation to other federal laws and normative legal acts and is imperious temper.
So Makarov, bringing the Federal Law "On Citizenship of the Russian Federation" in accordance with Article 111 of the Federal Law "On State Policy in the Russian Federation against citizens abroad" is necessary and of mandatory.
Designated in the draft of the federal law in the list of grounds for proof to be compatriots of the person applying for admission to Russian Federation citizenship in a simplified manner similar set out in Article 6 Fri 17 of the Federal Law "On State Policy in the Russian Federation against citizens abroad."
Adoption of the proposed legislation will have a huge humanitarian importance for citizens, promote the establishment of criteria for a richer dialogue fellow citizens living abroad, with their own historic homeland, enhance the credibility of the Russian Federation in the middle of their fellow citizens.
The adoption of this bill will claim no additional costs from the federal budget.