Roy jones russian citizenship
Look for a spouse Residents of the European states, the.S., or any other country that was not part of the former Soviet Union, may find themselves in a tough situation: they do not qualify for the simplified process. That's where he met Putin and told him that it would be easier to travel in and out of Russia if he had a Russian passport.
Recognizes dual-nation citizens but does not encourage it as a matter of policy because of the problems it may cause. Moscow took control of Crimea last year, marking one of the initial steps in the Ukraine crisis which led to relations between Moscow and Washington plunging to the lowest point since the Cold War. "Russian citizenship would help me with bridging the chasm between the two countries Jones wrote in his citizenship application form, as"d by the Russian Interfax.
Getting in and out of Russia is never easy. Foreign nationals who have a Russian spouse must be married for at least three years before they can apply for Russian citizenship.
The Kremlin chief holds black belts in judo and karate and is co-author of a book on the history and practice of judo. Crimean peninsula ahead of a boxing show scheduled for Sunday. Shortly after, he famously said he would "die for Mother Russia." American actor Steven Seagal is also a big Putin fan. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine following a vote by local leaders to secede from the government.
Over the past few years, several international celebrities and athletes (American actor Steven Seagal and Brazilian soccer player Mario Fernandes, to name two) received Russian passports. 'People love me' The famous US boxer first mentioned his citizenship bid when meeting Russian President Putin for tea on Wednesday. The Russian president is known for spending time with Western celebrities, including actors and marshal artists like Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Putin signed a decree to grant citizenship to the boxer last month after the Jones announced his intent to become a citizen during a trip to Crimea in August.
"I want to ask you about maybe having a passport to go back and forth so that I can do business here because all the people here seem to love Roy Jones., and I love when people love me Jones told Putin. Those who fall into one of several categories can apply after just a year in Russia on a residency permit. French actor Gerard Depardieu also became a Russian citizen in a widely publicized case two years ago, with Putin personally delivering his passport. Yet, for others, obtaining a red passport remains an unattainable dream.
This past spring, Putin allegedly recommended the actor to become an honorary ambassador to Russia, according to the reliable sources at BuzzFeed, citing an anonymous.S. Is the second foreigner to court Putin for citizenship in the last two years.
I moved due to economic reasons, said an applicant (link in Russian who left France for the town of Kungur in Russias Perm Region five years ago. The marriage must also be registered in Russia or certified by a Russian consulate abroad. If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material. Floridian boxer, now in his mid-40s, was handed his Russian passport by Vladimir Putin inside the Kremlin walls on Tuesday.
Outstanding achievements In some cases, a foreigner seeking Russian citizenship neednt wait five years to apply. Happily draped in a, russian flag in, moscow on, oct. 28 receives his passport. For those who live abroad, please consult a respective Russian consulate in your respective country.