The Duma adopted a law on the oath for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation and the opinion of terrorists

The Duma adopted a law on the oath for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation and the opinion of terrorists


MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The state Duma on Wednesday adopted in the third final reading the draft law which introduces the obligation of taking the oath of citizenship of the Russian Federation, and defines the grounds for revocation convicted of terrorism and extremism.

The oath at the introduction into citizenship of Russia

The main story of law has become the norm of taking the oath at the introduction into citizenship of the Russian Federation.

The relevant amendment was made by the leaders of all parliamentary factions and the head of the profile Committee on state building and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov on results of work of the special Commission in the state Duma. Changes introduced in article 11 of the law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”.

As explained by Krasheninnikov, the law now prescribes the text of the oath stipulates the obligation of personal victimization for those wishing to become citizens and over 18 years of age. “I, name, have voluntarily and consciously taking Russian citizenship, sworn to uphold the Constitution and the legislation of the Russian Federation, rights and freedoms of its citizens, to perform the duties of the citizen of the Russian Federation for the benefit of the state and society to protect the freedom and independence of the Russian Federation, to be loyal to Russia, to respect its culture, history and traditions”, – said in the text of the oath.

According to the amendments, the order of taking will be established by the President of Russia. The refusal of the oath shall entail cancellation of the decision on granting citizenship of the Russian Federation.

Simplified procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

The same bill removed obstacles for obtaining Russian citizenship for Ukrainians. Amendments, in particular, stipulated declaratory order (without providing supporting references from the competent national authorities) in case of refusal of citizenship of Ukraine for obtaining residence permits and passports in the Russian Federation.

“A waiver of the citizenship of Ukraine is carried out by means of a Declaration of renunciation to the authority of the state. A document confirming the refusal of the citizen of Ukraine of his or her present nationality, is a notarized copy of the application”, – stated in the law. As explained Krasheninnikov, “to help [renouncing citizenship] with Ukraine is now impossible.” “A lot of people are waiting for the decision of his fate”, he added.

A review of the decision on reception in citizenship for convicted terrorists

The law also preserves the conceptual provisions on the abolition of decisions on granting Russian citizenship for those convicted of terrorist and extremist activities.

“The bill stipulates that if the purpose of obtaining citizenship was the activity against the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, and the person has violated the obligation to comply with Russian legislation, committed a crime, terrorist or extremist, it is understood as the submission of false information. Entered into force verdict of the court for these crimes would be grounds for revocation of a decision on granting citizenship of the Russian Federation”, – said Krasheninnikov.

However, according to him, the responsibility for such crimes will not apply to children and spouses of the offender, if they were not complicit. “That is, in their relation to the cancellation of the decision on reception in citizenship of the Russian Federation will not apply,” – said the head of the Committee.

The penalty is meant not only for the mere fact of committing a crime, but for its preparation. “We are talking about the following acts: committing a terrorist act, international terrorist attack, promoting terrorist activities or public appeals in the media, the Internet to its implementation, organization and participation in a terrorist community, terrorist organizations, training in order to carry out terrorist activities, hostage taking, hijacking an aircraft, ship or train associated with terrorist activities, organization of an illegal armed formation or participation therein, sabotage, organization of an extremist organization, community, funding of extremist activities,” he listed the head of the Committee.

Fairly extensive list of offences for which it is supposed the cancellation of the decision on reception in citizenship of the Russian Federation, aims to create a wider field of action in advance with law enforcement agencies in the fight against terrorist threats, concluded Krasheninnikov.

If approved by the Federation Council and signing by the President of the Russian Federation law shall enter into force on 1 September 2017.

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