More than 15 thousand Russian passports has been issued in the Crimea

The press-service of the Federal Migration Service of Russia reports that more than 15 thousand Russian passports have been issued in the Crimea and Sevastopol, while another 50 thousand are currently being processed.

The head of the agency Konstantin Romodanovsky has emphasized that the discussed three-month-term for issue of passports was not set for the Crimeans, but rather is a "period of intensive work for the FMS".

"The task of issuing passports for all the populace is complicated, because it's 2 million people, but it will be solved," added Konstantin Romodanovsky.

Moreover, departments of the federal migration service, where the acting directors were nominated and the staff lists were approved, have been created at the territory of the Crimean Republic and Sevastopol. The workers of newly established agencies will soon begin retraining according to the Russian immigration laws.

It's worth reminding that the state duty for processing the issue of the Russian passport will not be charged in the Crimean Republic and Sevastopol till January 1, 2015.

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