At present, persons who come to the Russian Federation from countries with which Russia has a visa-free regime and “with developed and well-established democratic institutions in the field of human rights protection” cannot receive political asylum.
We live here (ex-president of Ukraine) Viktor Yanukovych, (ex Prime Minister of Ukraine) Dmitry Azarov, we have a huge number of deputies who fled from the coup, but they are all temporary refugees, they are all voluntary migrants to the Russian Federation- said the first deputy head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin at parliamentary hearings in the State Duma on the topic of migration policy.
The bill also proposes to provide political asylum and family members of a person who has been granted political asylum, subject to their acceptance of the petition. On the basis of a certificate of granting political asylum to persons, they are issued a residence permit.
In addition, during the hearings, the participants proposed to the Government of the Russian Federation to hold a migration amnesty for those arriving in the Russian Federation from the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass (DPR / LPR).
Taking into account the continuation of hostilities in the territories of individual regions of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, for citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons who have arrived in Russia from these territories, conduct a full migration amnesty- says the recommendations of the parliamentary hearings on the migration policy of the Russian Federation in the CIS space.
For this category of persons, it is also proposed to develop an additional list of preferences in the territory of Russia for obtaining citizenship; upon receipt of a residence permit in the Russian Federation and when applying for work in the territory of the Russian Federation, "in particular, revoke patents for work in the territory of the Russian Federation so that employment would be simplified through the employment service of the population," reports Interfax