It said that up to 400,000 people receive Russian citizenship a year. It said From 2005 and up, Russian citizenship has been granted to some 400,000 people a year, and over 150,000 people annually receive temporary residence permits.
Also the same report states that since July 2008, approximately 7,000 Russians have returned to the country from former Soviet republics as part of a state-run resettlement program.
The report stated that sufficient funds for the relocation of 600,000 people will be allocated from the federal budget. As of now a total of 66,000 people have applied to relocate under this program and 36,000 of them have already submitted the necessary documents. Russians mainly return from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan.
People who decide to return to Russia under the resettlement program can choose between 12 Russian regions. The regions are in the country’s Far East, Siberia, Central Russia and the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.
Report is from the “Federal Migration Service of Russia!”