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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Under oath: members compared the citizenship of the Russian Federation with the wedding

The Duma working group for the preparation of the text of the oath, which will be spoken of wishing to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation, held the first public meeting. Swearing allegiance to the country have publicly and solemnly, “how in the registry office for registration of marriage, because actually people in Russia get married,” explained one of the deputies.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

The working group headed by the leader of the faction “United Russia” Vladimir Vasiliev was created in the state Duma after a meeting of the President with the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, the head of the state has suggested deputies to “think” on the text of such oath or oaths. Mr. Vasiliev recalled that the text of the oath will be included in the bill which is now pending second reading, and suggests the basis for deprivation of citizenship of the Russian Federation terrorist and some extremist crimes.

The head of the Committee on state construction and the legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov (United Russia) said that the text that is expecting the group should be “simple oath” and be pronounced publicly, solemnly, “against the background of our characters, and in the presence of representatives of power”. About the brevity many people have said. The head of the Duma Committee on culture Stanislav Govorukhin (“ER”), for example, proposed to focus on “short oath of Canada and the Netherlands”. (The texts of the oaths or vows of allegiance from different countries shared with the participants as samples.)

“The main thing is to dispense with mock pathos,” asked a member of the Council for development of civil society and human rights under the President Nikolay Svanidze: “Imagine our guest from the Central Asian republics, who wants to obtain citizenship of the Russian Federation, — it is not necessary to make it lie, talking about love to Russia”.

“It must be in perfect Russian text, without kantselyarizmami, stamps and unnecessary metaphor,” — said Vice-rector of the State Institute of Russian language. Pushkin Mikhail Osadchy.

Messrs Krasheninnikov and Vasiliev spoke about the oath. But some preferred the word “oath” and believed that the text should contain “ethical responsibility” to new Home and it should be about love and loyalty. “We can’t do without emotions!” exclaimed Irina Belykh (“ER”). And Otari Arshba (United Russia) reminded of “reception in pioneers” or the Registrar’s office and warned that “the solemnity will have money to spend”.

“Well, let’s get away from the pioneer childhood and that “I solemnly swear!” suggested Mikhail Emelyanov (“CP”). But he was opposed to the text of the oath or vow was dry because “it is not an agreement to purchase a ton of sausage, and if people didn’t like the country — let remains a worker”.

Some came with their text of the oath (vows). LDPR wrote two, recalled the Vice-speaker Igor Lebedev (LDPR), one of them with the words “let my hand wither” is very popular on the Internet. The principled position of the LDPR faction “in the text should be the highlight, which would distinguish the text of the oath of our country from others.”

Vice-speaker Irina Yarovaya (“United Russia”) also has recently been presented his own version, based on the preamble of the Russian Constitution. The MP suggested “not to be on oath and the oath of other countries”, but then advised to follow the example of the United States, “which does not hesitate to define the meaning and sing the anthem with hand on chest.”

The Commissioner for human rights of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova probably leaning in favor of “moral” oath. She found it necessary to prescribe the age at which accession to the citizenship of the Russian Federation will have the oath to give. “Very important” called the question and the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov said that, sometimes get citizenship and two children. The representative of the Ministry said: if the citizenship of the Russian Federation is given to the child, under 14 years his consent and do not ask…

One day since the announcement by the state Duma of the competition for the best text in the working group already has received more than 20 of the oaths (vows) from the Russians, vdohnovitsya this idea. And this is only the beginning.


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