Compared to 2015, 2016, almost twice as many Ukrainians have Russian passports, said RT in a press-service of the Ministry.
It is noted that the document was issued more than 100 thousand natives of the neighboring state against 67,4 thousand in 2015.
About 37 thousand passports issued for the citizens of Kazakhstan, more than 23 thousand Uzbeks, approximately 22 thousand — the natives of Armenia. All of these figures are also higher than last year.
In October 2016, the Department of the interior migration calculated, on the territory of Russia is a million Ukrainians with a particular status. According to the Agency, since the beginning of the conflict in the East of Ukraine for asylum have addressed more than 440 thousand people, more than 270 thousand refugees are registered.
20 Mar became it is known, that the passports of the breakaway people's republics of Donbass will be considered by the Russian migration services for the same rules as a passport of Ukraine. Thus, the residents of the DNI and the LC needs every 90 days to leave Russia for compliance.
17 March, the permanent representative of Russia to OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said, Moscow to cancel the decision on recognition of documents of the DNI and LC, if Kiev will comply with the Minsk agreements.
In February, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the recognition in Russia of the documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In Kiev this step called evidence of Russia's violations of international law.
President Vladimir Putin instructed the defense Ministry and the FSB to protect Russia's national interests in the Arctic, also to ensure the normal functioning of the Northern sea route. He declared it during meeting concerning development of the Arctic island of Alexandra Land archipelago Franz-Joseph.
More than half of the Russian party presented to the Central election Commission reports that show accounts with no funds, said Deputy Chairman of the Central electoral Commission Nikolay Bulaev. "Of the 76 political parties submitting to the Commission information for the fourth quarter, 40 introduced the "zero reporting"" he said.
President Vladimir Putin during the visit to the archipelago Franz-Joseph glacier-carved from several pieces. The head of state with ice pick carved them from blocks of ice and gave it to the researchers. With the help of air bubbles inside these pieces scientists can study the composition of Earth's atmosphere.
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
"Barcelona" will offer Argentine striker Lionel Messi a contract under which he will receive 35 million euros per season. According to Spanish publication Marca, both parties are interested in the extension of the agreement, the validity of which ends in the summer of 2018.