About 30 veterans received Russian citizenship since the beginning of the year

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Nearly 30 veterans of the great Patriotic war received the Russian citizenship during the first five months of 2018, told RIA Novosti in the press center of the interior Ministry.

According to the law «On citizenship of the Russian Federation», the war veterans who had Soviet citizenship and lived in Russia, accepted citizenship in a simplified order, as well as bypassing the stage of granting a residence permit.

«In 2017 under this provision is accepted in citizenship of the Russian Federation 78 veterans of the great Patriotic war, five months of 2018 — 28 veterans,» — said the press center.

In 2016, the citizenship was accepted 163 war veteran, said in the press center.

In mid-may, the RT TV channel on your channel in the Telegram reported that Claudia Maltsev who survived the siege of Leningrad, in the Soviet years went to live in Donetsk after collapse of the USSR received the Ukrainian passport. Because of the conflict in Ukraine, she stopped paying the pension, and in 2017, the relatives took the woman to Moscow. According to the channel, in the Moscow migration centre, the woman initially refused to accept the documents because the «old» birth certificate, and after receiving a new document — because of the lack of place of birth.

Glavred RT Margarita Simonyan promised to get the believe Russian citizenship, and later said that the situation promised to take personal control of the head of the migration cupola MIA Olga Kirillova.

In turn, the press center of the interior Ministry later reported that Maltsev has not yet provided evidence of her status of victim of the siege of Leningrad. In addition, according to the police, 18 July 2017, the woman received a temporary residence permit in Russia and can obtain a residence permit according to the law not earlier than 18 July 2018. Also, the interior Ministry reported that a birth certificate from Maltseva was not requested, as at submission of the application for issuing a residence permit this document is not needed.

After a few days the woman, according to the Moscow Department of the interior, provided to the authority on migration issues, «the identity of the resident of the city of Leningrad», which confirms its status of a resident of the besieged Leningrad. The police added that the question of obtaining Russian citizenship «will be resolved as soon as possible».