More than 200 thousand Ukrainians received Russian citizenship in 2019.


In 2019, 229,422 Ukrainians received Russian citizenship. Such data were published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Last year it was decided to grant 53,4 thousand Ukrainians with residence permits. According to the Russian authorities, currently, 155,9 thousand Ukrainians have a residence permit in Russia.

In addition, our fellow citizens received 53,9 thousand temporary residence permits in 2019.

In total, 114,5 thousand Ukrainians live in Russia with such permits.

Related: 1,100 foreigners got Ukrainian citizenship in 2019

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation also reported that in 2019, 550,1 thousand Ukrainians visited Russia with a private visit, another 435,5 thousand people came to Russia for work and 35,3 thousand – came to study. Also, Russian special services registered 56,8 thousand Ukrainian tourists and 56,2 thousand people who came for other reasons.

In total, over the last year, Russia’s MIA put 1 641 730 Ukrainians on the migration account and removed - 1 309 198.

Compared to previous years, in 2019, the number of Ukrainians who received Russian citizenship has more than doubled. For example, in 2018, 83,8 thousand Ukrainians received a Russian passport, and in 2017 – 85,1 thousand people.

As we reported earlier, in 2019, 1,100 foreigners, mostly Russians, got the citizenship of Ukraine, as Ukrainian News informed.

“During 2019, 1,090 people were granted the citizenship of Ukraine by orders of the President of Ukraine,” the message reads.

Related: Russia to simplify obtaining citizenship for Ukrainians, Belarusians as Russian language native speakers

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