Russia to back amendments on revocation of acquired citizenship
Russian parliament's lower house will quickly accept modifications to a law that would deprive an individual of obtained Russian citizenship, as per a Russian lawmaker.
Russian Lawmaker Dmitry Vyatkin said as quoted by Sputnik that the Russian parliament's lower house will quickly accept modifications to a law that would deprive a citizen of obtained Russian citizenship for a number of crimes.
Earlier, the lower house received presidential revisions under which acquired Russian Federation citizenship can be revoked if a person calls for activities against Russia's territorial integrity, discredits the country's military forces, or commits another crime against the state.
"The amendments will be supported... We will do it quite expeditiously. It is obviously a necessary measure," Vyatkin stressed.
The legislator also stated that these modifications were significant because "everyone must determine whether they are for or against their country."
On October 4, the Russian Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building ratified constitutional laws regarding the acceptance of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, into Russia. The Committee has also recommended that the chamber pass these documents. The Council is the upper house of the Russian parliament.
On October 3rd, the Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, unanimously approved draft constitutional laws regarding the accession of the entirety of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions to Russia during the first reading.
Residents of the new constituent entities were recognized, according to the State Duma laws, as Russian citizens effective September 30, the day the regions joined Russia.
However, residents had up to a month to refuse Russian citizenship, otherwise, residents of the new territories can get their Russian citizenship by filing applications and being sworn in as Russian citizens.
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