A draft law on recognition as compatriots of all those who speak Russian has been submitted to the State Duma

A bill has been submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation that will extend the definition of “compatriots” to all those who speak Russian, regardless of whether they or their ancestors were citizens of the USSR.

According to the TASS agency, the project was initiated by Konstantin Zatulin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, a representative of United Russia.

The bill proposes to clarify the list of peoples historically living on the territory of Russia. It will include Belarusians and Ukrainians.

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