Complainant Y. managed to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation only after the Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region had petitioned the regional Department of the MIA of Russia.
For a long time, complainant Y. could not get Russian citizenship despite a positive court decision. Y. was born in Rostov Region and moved to Ukraine in 1972. In the end of 1990, he came to Kaluga Region. Since then, he has been living there permanently. In 2015, he appealed to the Kaluga Region Department of the FMS of Russia for a Russian passport. However, the Department did not recognize him as a citizen of the Russian Federation due to the lack of registration of residence on the date of the Law On Citizenship of the Russian Federation entry into legal force (February 6, 1992). In December 2015, the Borovskiy District Court confirmed that Y. had been living in Russia at the moment concerned.
At the beginning of March 2016, Y. appealed to the Kaluga Region Department of the FMS of Russia with a request to recognize him as a Russian citizen in compliance with the court decision. However, for a long time, the decision following his application had not been taken.
Considering the circumstances, the Commissioner sent a petition to the Kaluga Region Department of the MIA of Russia with a request to recognize the citizenship of Y. and provide him with a relevant passport.
As a result, on 25 October 2016, the applicant was recognized as a citizen of the Russian Federation.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region