Russian PM calls situation around Saakashvili's citizenship a weird tragicomedyRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 3:36
Russian Ice Hockey Federation to wage ruthless war on doping abuseSport July 26, 19:53
Two Siberian residents jailed for killing three zoo birds in failed barbeque attemptSociety & Culture July 26, 18:43
Moscow slams Western media allegations about alleged Russian support for TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 26, 18:31
Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenshipWorld July 26, 18:25
Russia bolsters military potential in South to respond to emerging threats — defense chiefMilitary & Defense July 26, 16:09
Moscow to frame stance on new sanctions once US bill becomes lawRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 26, 16:03
Kazakhstan hopes to develop its own module for joint space station with RussiaScience & Space July 26, 15:34
EU diplomats move to slap more sanctions on Russia over Siemens turbines furorBusiness & Economy July 26, 15:11
MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Refugees from Ukraine constitute one-third of the foreign nationals who had obtained Russian citizenship in 2015, Deputy Head of the General Directorate for Migration of Russia’s Interior Ministry Valentina Kazakova said.
"In 2015, 200,000 persons obtained (Russian) citizenship, including 65,000 former Ukrainian nationals. So any allegations on their unwillingness to stay in Russia are groundless - the numbers speak for themselves," she noted.
According to Kazakova, more than one million people from south-eastern Ukraine have moved to Russian and obtained various statuses. "Over 440,000 people have applied for asylum. Taking into consideration the fact that they have partly integrated locally and obtained Russian citizenship, there are more than 270,000 registered refugees at the moment," Kazakova elaborated.
According to the Interior Ministry’s data, at present, 47 temporary accommodation centers are operating in 25 Russian regions with 558 people living in the centers. "Only people with disabilities, families with many children and people who are unable to provide for themselves are being sent to the temporary accommodation centers now," Kazakova stated.