In the present article organizational and legal aspects of international legislation on citizenship in legal system of Russian Federation and other participating states of the Commonwealth of Independent States implementation are considered. Questions and preconditions of signing by Russian Federation Convention on ensuring rights of persons, belonging to ethnic minorities, Convention on rights and fundamental freedoms of person are considered. Historical preconditions are analyzed, history of the institute formation during the Soviet period is investigated. Various opinions of scientists-jurists, and an author look provided. Questions of work with compatriots abroad and its legal regulation considered. Opinion that institute of citizenship is a complex institute of law within which relations regulated by norms of various branches of law is proved. Theoretically this state to citizen relations should be regulated by internal acts of the state, norms of international law are important elements of supranational regulation.
Implementation, citizenship, harmonization, Russia, CIS, international regulation, historical retrospective.
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