Information on any new laws which affect citizenship requirements, and on an extension of one of the provisions of the constitution which affects citizenship rights [RUS19929.E]

For information on the above-mentioned subject, please consult the attachments.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 8 February 1995. "Relations with Former Soviet States: Yeltsin Extends Citizenship Deadline for Russians in Former USSR Republics." (NEXIS)

ITAR-TASS [Moscow, in English]. 1 November 1994. "Yeltsin Sets New Rules for Acquiring Citizenship." (FBIS-SOV-94-212 2 Nov. 1994, p. 10)

Radio Rossii Network [Moscow, in Russian]. 25 October 1994. "Yeltsin Signs Edict Facilitating Citizenship." (FBIS-SOV-94-207 26 Oct. 1994, p. 15)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta [Moscow, in Russian]. 26 October 1994. "Text of Yeltsin Edict on Citizenship Law Published." (FBIS-SOV-94-208 28 Oct. 1994, p. 8)

Trud [Moscow, in Russian]. 23 November 1994. "Presidential Staff Aide on Citizenship Edict." (FBIS-SOV-94-234 6 Dec. 1994, pp. 25-27)