More than three thousand Russians have received Georgian citizenship in a year

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Since February 24, 2022, 3297 citizens of Russia and 78 citizens of Ukraine have received Georgian citizenship.

The statistics were requested by Paata Manjgaladze, a deputy from the opposition Strategy Aghmashenebeli party, Echo of the Caucasus reports.

Georgia has satisfied almost 40% of the received applications from Russians and 37% of applications from Ukrainians.

Most of the citizens who received a Georgian passport have restored their citizenship or received it as an exception.

In particular, 1,668 Russians and 32 Ukrainians used the procedure for restoring citizenship, and 1,625 Russians and 46 Ukrainians used the procedure for obtaining citizenship by way of exception.

• Georgian citizenship may be granted, by way of exception, to citizens of foreign States if they have special merits to the country, or the assignment of Georgian citizenship to them proceeds from state interests. We are talking, in particular, about persons who consider Georgia their homeland, whose ancestors lived in Abkhazia or the Tskhinvali region, as well as persons who make significant investments in Georgia, etc.

A total of 8544 applications for Georgian citizenship were received from citizens of Russia and Ukraine from February 24, 2022 to February 8, 2023.

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More than three thousand Russians have received Georgian citizenship in a year

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Read: 1083     11:00     17 Март 2023    

Since February 24, 2022, 3297 citizens of Russia and 78 citizens of Ukraine have received Georgian citizenship.

The statistics were requested by Paata Manjgaladze, a deputy from the opposition Strategy Aghmashenebeli party, Echo of the Caucasus reports.

Georgia has satisfied almost 40% of the received applications from Russians and 37% of applications from Ukrainians.

Most of the citizens who received a Georgian passport have restored their citizenship or received it as an exception.

In particular, 1,668 Russians and 32 Ukrainians used the procedure for restoring citizenship, and 1,625 Russians and 46 Ukrainians used the procedure for obtaining citizenship by way of exception.

• Georgian citizenship may be granted, by way of exception, to citizens of foreign States if they have special merits to the country, or the assignment of Georgian citizenship to them proceeds from state interests. We are talking, in particular, about persons who consider Georgia their homeland, whose ancestors lived in Abkhazia or the Tskhinvali region, as well as persons who make significant investments in Georgia, etc.

A total of 8544 applications for Georgian citizenship were received from citizens of Russia and Ukraine from February 24, 2022 to February 8, 2023.

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