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The State Duma approved the criminal liability for concealment of dual citizenship
Moscow, May 14 (New Region, Tatiana Pashkova) - The lower house of Russia's parliament adopted in the first reading the draft law on criminal liability for concealing the citizens of the Russian passport of another country. To find out the availability of dual citizenship is the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
According to the document, the law "On citizenship of the Russian Federation" is amended to oblige the citizens of Russia for 1 month from the date of acquisition of citizenship of another state in writing notify the FMS. For breach relies fine of up to 200 thousand rubles, or 400 hours of compulsory work.
The author of the bill became deputy chairman of the security committee, Andrei Lugovoi (LDPR faction). Presenting the document, he said that, in his opinion, the presence of a second passport Russian citizenship value decreases. "And will such a person may be due not only to the requirements of the Constitution, and the laws of the State of which he is also. This is especially important in light of recent geopolitical events, when Russia faces an aggressive pressure from the West ", - said Lugovoi.
Those who already have dual citizenship should be within three months after the law enters into force notify the FMS.
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