Putin: citizenship Russia should be as “red tape”

Путин: получение гражданства России надо максимально "разбюрократить"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the issue of obtaining Russian citizenship should be a “minimum of bureaucracy”, but it is necessary to remember about security threats.

“I have repeatedly drawn the government’s attention to the fact that the issues of Russian citizenship, especially certain categories of citizens of the former republics of the Soviet Union, that these issues should be minimum of bureaucracy,” — said Putin at a joint meeting of the Council under RF President on culture and art Council under the President of the Russian Federation on the Russian language.

He also noted that this is not so easy to achieve, “keeping in mind that there are a lot of components related to security”.