Contents tagged with citizenship

  • UN: There are 35,000 people in Ukraine without citizenship

    In Ukraine, as of 2017, there are 35,000 people without citizenship, as stated in a report by the United Nations Refugee Agency.

    According to the report, at least 10 million people across the world do not have citizenship and a third of them are children.

    It was also reported that during the census in 2001 in Ukraine, 82,000 people said that they do not have citizenship. Most of these people lived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

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  • MP Maria Maksakova was expelled from the United Russia party

    Opera singer Maria Maksakova, who is a former deputy of the State Duma (MP), was expelled from the “United Russia” party on Thursday, February 16. The decision was unanimous, according to Secretary of the Moscow branch of United Russia Andrey Metelsky. The formal reason for exclusion was Maksakova’s possession of Russian and German dual citizenship. Metelsky claimed that "according to the party charter, Maksakova can not stay in the ranks of "United Russia as a dual citizen, and alleged that …

  • Russia makes it easier for residents of Transnistria to acquire Russian citizenship

    Russia is carrying out a procedure which makes it simpler for residents of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic to acquire Russian citizenship, and intends to make progress in this direction soon, said Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, as reported by the Russian news agency Interfax.

    “As I understand it, one of the pressing issues for the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic is the possibility of simplified acquisition of citizenship. …

  • Kiev could revoke citizenship from separatists

    Ukrainians have requested that the President revoke the citizenship of all separatists and their collaborators. On the 24th of September, a petition in support of this request was posted on an electronic petition website. Ukraine can make the decision to provide amnesty to some of the separatists from the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and at the same time revoke their citizenship.

    The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, fears that those involved in …