State Duma Deputy Alexander Khinshtein proposed expanding the grounds for depriving Russian citizenship and extending the presidential bill to Russians with opposition views. About this he wrote in your Telegram channel.
“I would also expand the grounds for depriving Russian citizenship. To deprive it was possible and those who received it by birthright. Sometimes you listen to the revelations of our oppositionists and think: why do you need a Russian passport if you hate your country and your people? ”He wrote.
Earlier, on December 29, President Vladimir Putin introduced to the State Duma a bill that provides for the introduction of the institution of termination of citizenship, and also expands the list of crimes for the commission of which foreigners will be deprived of acquired Russian citizenship. So, in addition to terrorist crimes, it is proposed to deprive citizens of citizenship for serious crimes against the state (for example, organizing mass riots and espionage) and crimes in the field of drug trafficking. The State Duma promised to consider the bill as a priority in early 2022.
Now foreigners can be deprived of Russian citizenship due to terrorist crimes: a terrorist act (Article 205), calls for terrorism on the Internet (part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Criminal Code), hostage-taking (Article 206 of the Criminal Code) and others. In fact, citizenship is often deprive for the “wrong” political position, activism and assistance to migrants.
According to the Constitution, a citizen of the Russian Federation cannot be deprived their citizenship or the right to change it.