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In 2013, almost 500 foreigners received citizenship in Sakhalin
Citizenship of the Russian Federation was adopted in 2013 in the Sakhalin region by 469 foreigners, which is 32,5% more than the 2012 indicator of the year.
Such an increase in those wishing to obtain Russian citizenship is associated with an increase in 45% of the number of accepted participants in the state program of voluntary resettlement of compatriots and their family members. So, in 2013, 164 people received citizenship under the resettlement program.
The majority of applicants for Russian citizenship were citizens of Kyrgyzstan - 124 people, Tajikistan - 97 people, Ukraine - 72 people, Uzbekistan - 35 people, Azerbaijan - 34 people and Armenia - 33 people. Among the rest are citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, the DPRK, and Moldova.