Information on whether there are any restrictions or requirements for someone who wishes to settle in Tatarstan from other parts of Russia [RUS18793.E]

According to an analyst with Radio Free Europe who specializes in Tatarstan, there are no restrictions or requirements, including language requirements, for settling in Tatarstan (29 Nov. 1994). Further information or corroboration is currently unavailable to the DIRB.

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.


Analyst with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Munich. 29 November 1994. Telephone interview.

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