Obtaining Russian citizenship to the general procedure is administered by the President of the Russian Federation, is it considered and adopted the decision of competence. Obtaining Russian citizenship in a simplified manner, is the responsibility of the leaders of the federal executive authorities of the Russian Federation. For example, you were married to a citizen of the Russian Federation. Your reason: Part 2, Article 14, paragraph "b" of the Federal Law "On Citizenship of the Russian Federation." Can you immediately get Russian citizenship and with him and a Russian passport? Unfortunately – no. Why, you ask. Because there is a provision (Presidential Decree 1325 "On approval of provisions on the consideration of issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation"). It is this position and is the answer to your question. To understand what has your simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship to the status of the order of consideration of issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation must be a minimum with available, and this is the third step of yours: (from the President's Decree 1325) For admission to citizenship of the Russian Federation together with the application (Appendix N 1) are presented: a residence permit. Presentation of the residence permit is not required from persons with refugee status in the Russian Federation. For persons who arrived in the Russian Federation before 1 July 2002 and not having a residence permit, the period of residence in the territory of the Russian Federation shall be calculated from the date of registration of residence in the territory of the Russian Federation and confirmed by the passport of a citizen of the ussr sample in 1974 with a note of the date of registration or certificate of registration of residence in the territory Russian Federation, issued a document certifying the identity of a foreign citizen, with a note of the date of issuance Now we understand the difference between the base and to facilitate consideration of the Russian citizenship.