TO WHOM OT MAY CONCERN
Citizen of the Russian Federation Ms. XXXXXXXXX, born on XXXXXXXXX in XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, Russian Federation, has been permanently residing in XXXXXXXXXXXXX since XXXXXXXXXXXXX at the address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
Ms. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is not married, has close relatives in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Her mother XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX, born on XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, is permanently residing in Kazakhstan, XXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. For health reasons mother of XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX is under permanent care of specialists because of surgical operation she has undergone.
Pursuant to the effective law, the Russian citizens do not need visa for going to Kazakhstan. XXXXXXXX, being a citizen of the Russian Federation, may visit her sick mother without hindrance and limitations in Kazakhstan, to help and support her.
At the same time getting a visa to Kazakhstan presents severe difficulties and bureaucratic obstacles for foreign citizens. In case of termination of XXXXXXXX’s Russian citizenship she will lose the possibility to visit her mother without hindrance.
The availability of Russian citizenship enables the citizens of the Russian Federation to visit any place of former USSR without hindrances, except for several countries, for which visa is required. Loss of citizenship will result in the impossibility to visit relatives in the countries of former USSR, even when having a Russian visa.
Foreign citizens have numerous restrictions on the territory of the Russian Federation (in particular the citizens, which have ceased being Russian citizens voluntarily), the requirements for getting a visa to Russia are very severe, the stay of a foreign citizen in Russia is strictly regulated by laws and bylaws of the Russian Federation.
In order to receive a visa to Russia, a person should have an invitation, while no invitation is required in the majority of countries of the world, and in all Schengen countries. This bureaucratic procedure makes the visa receiving process very complicated, and in some cases makes it impossible. In particular, when an applicant has aged parents needing help in Russia. Termination of Russian citizenship of their son or daughter will automatically disable them from coming to Russia promptly and render help if required.
XXXXXXXXXXXX owns an apartment at XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX, Russian Federation. In case of Russian citizenship termination the rate of tax imposed respectively on Russian and foreign citizens will also change.
Lease of property, its sale, inheritance – all these procedures are accompanied by taxation at the rate of 30% of the property value. And a Russian citizen may be partially or fully released from tax payment, if he uses a lot of tax remissions stipulated by the law. A foreign citizen is not entitled to any tax rebates in Russia, he must pay the tax in full actually 1/3 of the property value. In my opinion, it is material violation of foreign citizens’ rights in the Russian Federation.