Development of legislation on foreigners during the Soviet period

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Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Labor Law of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

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In the above article questions of foreigner's legal status in Russian Federation, since the beginning of the XX century is considered. Documents of the foreign states are complexly studied. Author gives the periodization of the matter reforming starting from the Soviet Union establishment and until the existing federal law No. 115-FZ "About the foreign citizens legal status in Russian Federation" was adopted. Analysis of legislation provisions adopted in RSFSR and provisions of Soviet Constitutions are conducted. Author raises the question of legal base change and foreigner's legal status change in Russia, regulating foreigner's legal status in Russia, and also creation of essentially new institutes of foreign citizens and stateless persons stay (permanent and/or temporary residence) on the territory of Russian Federation. Essential distinction of existing federal law and previous regulatory acts are presented, author pays to this question special attention as, the changes made to the current law became the short story for the Russian lawmaking.

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foreigners, legal status of foreigners, USSR, diplomatic relations, Russian Federation, nationality, Constitution, codification, soviet republics.

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