According to the Executive Order, foreigners who have signed a contract for service in the Russian Armed Forces, other troops or military formations for at least one year, as well as those who are participating (participated) in combat operations in such units for at least six months and who have suffered an injury in the process that resulted in their discharge from military service, are entitled to apply for Russian citizenship under a simplified procedure.
Spouses, children and parents of these persons and close relatives of those who have died in combat are eligible for the simplified procedure for obtaining citizenship.
When applying for Russian citizenship, foreigners shall undergo state fingerprint registration.
The Executive Order sets out a list of necessary documents and deadlines for processing the application.
The Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service and regional executive bodies have been instructed to take measures aimed at implementing this Executive Order.