Forced migrant “compatriots” from Ukraine: Accessing legal residency and citizenship in the Russian Federation

  title={Forced migrant “compatriots” from Ukraine: Accessing legal residency and citizenship in the Russian Federation},
  author={Marthe Hand{\aa} Myhre},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  pages={1028 - 1045}
This paper examines the Russian migration and citizenship regime as encountered by forced migrants from Ukraine who fled to Russia during the period of 2014–2016. Based on legal and other official documents, media articles, and interviews, it gives an account of these migrants’ reception in Russia in theory and practice. Russia made great efforts to accommodate them, and in Russian media they were often spoken of as an easily integrated labor resource and as potential citizens. In 2015–2016… 
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