A record number of Ukrainians to get Russian citizenship

Рекордное число украинцев получило гражданство РФ

For two years the Russian passport have received almost 170 thousand Ukrainians

By 2015 nearly 50%.

More than 100 thousand Ukrainians have received Russian citizenship in 2016. Ukraine is the second consecutive year the leader among CIS countries by the number of received Russian passports. RT this writes, citing data of the interior Ministry.

According to this information, 100 696 Ukrainians have become owners of Russian passports in 2016, this figure is 49% more than in 2015 (67 400).

Second place in the list of those wishing to obtain citizenship is Kazakhstan – 37 837 employees (in 2015 – 32 070). This is followed by Uzbekistan (23 216) and Armenia (22 264). The number of applicants to get Russian passports from these countries in comparison with the year 2015 also increased.

In total 265 319 people received Russian citizenship – 209 799 people in 2015.

As reported Корреспондент.netin the period from 2014 to 2016, the citizenship of the Russian Federation received almost 170 thousand Ukrainians. However, it is unknown which areas of Ukraine they went. This was announced by first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko, citing data from the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

We will remind, for two years citizens of Ukraine were more than six thousand Russians. Under the simplified procedure citizenship of Ukraine received 6261 citizens of the Russian Federation. Decree of the President of the 357 Russians.

Also for 11 months in 2016, eight Russian citizens received refugee status in Ukraine. Just for protection to the Ukrainian government turned 69 Russians.