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Russian, or else: On how Russia is foisting its citizenship in Crimea

22 Sep 2014 9:39 PM | Anonymous

 If a recent Russian directive is fulfilled to the letter, thousands of Crimean Tatars, ethic Ukrainians and others who did not take Russian citizenship could in 2015 be treated as ‘foreigners’ and conceivably forced to leave the Crimea. In its latest monitoring report, the Crimean Human Rights Field Mission highlights numerous issues regarding citizenship since Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.  One of the most disturbing is the potential consequences of a Russian government directive from July 19.  This establishes a quota for non-Russian residents of the Crimea (Ukrainian citizens or nationals of other countries) to receive  Russian Federation temporary residence permits.   Human Rights in Ukraine.   Read More  




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