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How many RA citizens are there in Russia and how many have obtained citizenship?

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Armenian media reported on November 25, citing Russian sources, that in 2019 17,000 Armenian citizens received Russian passports.

The source is Izvestia newspaper, with data on Russian migration being transmitted by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (RF Ministry of Internal Affairs).

The Fact-Checking Platform has decided to check whether these data are true and what are the characteristics of the population flow trends from Armenia to Russia in recent years.

Thus, according to the official statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, 17,082 Armenians acquired Russian citizenship in January-September 2019.

It is noteworthy that last year the number of Armenians having acquired Russian citizenship increased. According to the data of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, in January-September 2018 19,936 citizens of Armenia became citizens of that country.
  
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