Foreign citizens and stateless persons who have reached the age of eighteen years and possessing legal capacity are entitled to apply for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation in a general manner, provided that the said citizens and persons:
a) live on the territory of the Russian Federation from the day they receive a residence permit and until the day they file applications for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation for five years continuously, except as provided for in part two of this article. The period of residence on the territory of the Russian Federation is considered continuous if the person left the Russian Federation for no more than three months within one year. The period of residence in the Russian Federation for persons who arrived in the Russian Federation before July 1, 2002 and who do not have a residence permit is calculated from the date of registration at the place of residence;
b) undertake to comply with the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the legislation of the Russian Federation;
c) have a legitimate source of livelihood;
d) applied to the competent authority of a foreign state with a declaration of renunciation of their other citizenship. Refusal of another citizenship is not required if it is provided for by an international treaty of the Russian Federation or this Federal Law, or if the renunciation of another citizenship is impossible due to reasons beyond the control of a person;
e) speak Russian; the procedure for determining the level of knowledge of the Russian language is established by the regulation on the procedure for considering questions of citizenship of the Russian Federation.
There is also a simplified procedure for obtaining citizenship.
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