“In 2019, 227 thousand residents of these territories acquired Russian citizenship. A separate unit has been created in Rostov that accepts documents for acquiring citizenship and processes them. We go to Rostov, and to these points where documents are issued, and we don’t hear anything but words of gratitude, ”Izvestia quoted her as saying.
According to Kazakova, the Ministry of Internal Affairs receives about 1-1.5 thousand applications for registration of Russian citizenship per day.
Earlier it was reported that about 500 thousand Ukrainians received Russian citizenship in 2019.