Monday, February 23, 2009

Russia's passport offensive

An AP feature describes how,"claiming humanitarian grounds for ex-USSR citizens, Russia is building vast communities of citizens outside its borders". The article discusses the situation in Georgia, Moldova, Trans-Dniester, Estonia and Ukraine. According to the Federal Migration Service, since the year 2000 Russia has given passports to nearly 2.9 million former Soviet citizens.

(via Marko Mikhkelson)

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