The government has supported the ban on dual citizenship for the Russian ambassadors

a Bill banning the ambassadors and permanent representatives of Russia to international organizations to hold dual citizenship and residence abroad, found the support of the government Commission on legislative activities. It is reported TASS with reference to the corresponding opinion of the Cabinet.

“the Russian Government supports the bill”, — said in the draft opinion.

For ambassadors and permanent representatives of the Russian Federation proposed to ban the citizenship of a foreign state or residence permit or other document confirming the right of permanent residence there of a Russian citizen. Heads of diplomatic missions are prohibited from acquiring foreign citizenship or residence permit in the period of execution of their duties.

Changes are due to amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Amendments to the Constitution entered into force on 4 July. The opposition immediately said it would not recognize the results of voting.

According to the CEC, the amendment was voted 77,92% of participants of plebiscite against of 21.27%.

Proposed to make more than 200 changes, including annual indexation of pensions; about the minimum wage not below the subsistence minimum; extending the role of the state Council and the “zero” time spent on a post of the head of state, for the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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