YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The State Duma–lower house of Russian parliament–ratified the Treaty between Russia and Armenia on the legal status of citizens permanently residing on the territory of the other country on Friday. The Treaty has been passed by 395 votes to eight.
The Treaty provides for Russian citizens permanently residing in Armenia and Armenian citizens permanently residing in Russia the legal status that is thes closest to the legal status of citizens of the given country. It specifically refers to civil–social–economic–legal–cultural and other rights. Under the Treaty–the regime established that foreign citizens will not apply to the citizenship.
Presenting the Treaty–chairman of the Duma committee for CIS affairs and ties with compatriots Boris Pastukhov stressed that the Treaty makes it possible to bring in the utmost human factor into play on relations between the two countries and consolidates their traditional friendly ties.