So, you decided to get Russian citizenship. the first thing to start is to determine their status, who you are for the Russian Federation: Foreign national stateless person (LBG), a foreign citizen - a natural a person not a citizen of the Russian Federation and the evidence of citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state. Stateless person - a natural person not a citizen of the Russian Federation and has no evidence of citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state. Status we have determined, for example, you foreigner, let Ukraine. It is important to understand that the most important component of the formula for success under called citizenship of the Russian Federation - is the foundation. (Similarly see: John Grayken). That depends on him and the time and the number of required documents, and together with them and the very acquisition of citizenship of the Russian Federation. To understand whether you have grounds and under what order, you can apply, you must open the Federal Law on Citizenship of the Russian Federation (FL- 62), because the citizenship of Russia (link) and with it the termination of the citizenship of Russia is determined by the Federal Law on Citizenship of the Russian Federation. And this is the second step we need to do to you on the path to citizenship of the Russian Federation. Russian citizenship can be obtained as to the general procedure - time for consideration of up to one year (article 13 of the Federal Law "On Citizenship of the Russian Federation ") and a simplified procedure - time for consideration of up to six months (article number 14 of the Federal Law" On Citizenship of the Russian Federation ").