Prologue – A law firm perspective …
As reported by Chelco Vat:
The law does not make dual citizenship illegal; it is merely a reporting requirement.
Federal Law No. 142-FZ on Amendment of Articles 6 and 30 of the Federal Law on Russian Federation Citizenship and Individual Regulations of the Russian Federation, which took effect on 4 August 2014, makes it a criminal offence for Russian nationals to conceal dual citizenship or long-term residence abroad.
Hmmmm … ONLY a reporting requirement you say …
The perspective of an individual subject to the citizenship-reporting requirement …
Russia’s Unwelcome Citizens https://t.co/huX8XlLEaA – Russians with dual citizenship are required to report their non-Russian citizenship!
— Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) November 22, 2016
The above tweet references an article in the New York Times discussing Russia’s law that requires all Russians with a second foreign citizenship report that foreign citizenship to the Government.