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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf]

Published: June 2012

Country expert(s)

Salenko, Alexander

Current citizenship law

Federal Law from 31 May 2002 № 62-FZ ‘About Citizenship of the Russian Federation’ (consolidated version 2 November 2004) LANGUAGE: uk


Федеральный закон от 31.05.2002 N 62-ФЗ "О гражданстве Российской Федерации" (consolidated version as amended by Law 182-FZ on 12.11.2012) LANGUAGE: Russia


Please note that the English translation listed above does not include amendments to the Citizenship Law enacted after 2004.  For futher details please consult the Chronology of Legislation


Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Russia domestic case law
International and European case law Russia International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Russia introduces facilitated naturalisation procedures for highly skilled foreign residents

ECHR to examine legality of automatic extension of Russian citizenship to Crimean residents

Over 40,000 Russians fined for concealing dual citizenship

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship