In 2019, 48% more foreigners were granted Russian citizenship in comparison to 2018. Vechernyaya Moskva reported about it.
According to the press service of the Interior Ministry of Russia, 285,000 people received the citizenship of the Russian Federation, of which 146,000 are Ukrainian citizens, 35,000 - Kazakhs, 30,000 - Tajiks, 17,000 - Armenians, 14,000 - Uzbeks, and 11,500 - Moldovans.
The majority of foreigners, who were granted Russian passports, were registered in the Rostov Oblast (71,000), Moscow city and Moscow Oblast (10,000 and 18,000, respectively), Krasnodar Krai, St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast (10,000 each).
Earlier, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan published a list of Uzbek citizens, whose citizenship could be revoked.