On Monday President Vladimir Putin submitted a bill to Russia’s lower house of parliament that might amend the Labor Code to ban military and civil servants with access to state secrets from holding a far off citizenship or residence permit.
Dual nationals will have six months to voluntarily renounce their second citizenship to stay their government positions, consistent with the draft law’s text.The lower-house State Duma and upper-house Federation Council with pro-Kremlin supermajorities will got to vote on the bill before Putin signs it into law. The lawmakers have previously vowed to fast-track all legislation that might align Russian laws with the newly adopted Constitution.
Putin suggests the dual-national bill days after the State Duma passed legislation prioritizing the Russian Constitution over law of nations and criminalizing involves secession.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a group of constitutional amendments, which pave the way for Putin to increase his 20-year rule and include a provision defining marriage as a union between a person and a lady , over the summer.
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