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It is necessary to clarify the concept of "compatriot" in the light of international law - Khoroshavin

Governor of the Sakhalin Region Alexander Khoroshavin took part in the XXIII meeting of the Council of Heads of the Subjects of the Russian Federation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the governor’s press service reports.

The meeting was held in Moscow under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. The participants discussed questions about the state and prospects for the development of interregional cooperation of Russia with the CIS countries, the implementation of the State Program to assist the voluntary resettlement to Russia of compatriots living abroad.

Alexander Khoroshavin said that within the framework of the implementation of the state program of resettlement of compatriots in the Sakhalin region for three and a half years arrived 574 person. Of these, the majority are citizens of Ukraine (194 person) and Tajikistan (132).

- Of course, we are primarily interested in the resettlement of people with professions in demand on the labor market. The presence of vocational education, work experience in the specialty, and fluency in the Russian language are welcome, ”said Alexander Khoroshavin.

According to Alexander Khoroshavin, it is necessary to concretize the concept of "compatriot", taking into account the norms of international law, to improve the procedure for registering program participants at the place of residence for their further receipt of Russian citizenship.

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