Record breaker grow of foreigners – new Russian passport holders

2021 is assumed to bring the highest amount of new citizens in Russia by the way of naturalization. It is expected to have more than 650 thousand of foreigners who will become Russian citizens. According to the previous years (2019 – 500 thousand, 2020 – 650 thousand) the numbers rises progressively. And that is definitely a result of the latest State reforms which focus on the simplifying the procedure:

  • Canceling the requirement of refuse from previous citizenship and confirmation of presence of funds.
  • Reduction of terms of reviewing applications.
  • Formed new order for citizens of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan.  

Interesting is that these statistics appears in the period of Covid restrictions.