A bill proposing a more specific interpretation of the concept of “compatriot” was submitted to the State Duma by the first deputy chairman of the committee on CIS affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Konstantin Zatulin . The text of the document is published in the database of the State Duma, it can be found here .
Zatulin proposes to recognize only Russian-speaking applicants for this status as compatriots. According to the deputy, the existing legislation allows to interpret this concept “unjustifiably broadly”.
At the same time, Konstantin Zatulin proposed removing the requirement to be a former citizen of the USSR and