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The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has recently inked a decree making it easy for foreign nationals to obtain citizenship of Russia if they join the army, a document published by the government Friday showed.

The decree clearly added that, “Foreign nationals or stateless people who inked a contract to provide service in the Russian Armed Forces… for at least or around one year & take part in military operations” will be eligible for the simplified application procedure.


Meanwhile, foreigners who are wounded in combat before six(6) months of fighting are up & cannot return to the field of battle will also be eligible, as per the decree.

The document comes over a week following Putin announced a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of Russian men to boost Moscow’s army in Ukraine, which has recently suffered setbacks, specifically in the eastern region of the nation.

The decree appeared to be pointed towards thousands of nationals of ex-Soviet nations in Central Asia who live and work in Russia and receive better salaries compared to their poorer, home nations.

Four of the five- Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have recently implored their citizens to not to join foreign armies.

At the same time, the spouses, children & parents of foreigners signing a contract with the military will also be able to take benefit from simplified access to nationality of Russia. The following information has been shared as per the decree.

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