June 20, 2022

An Imposed Russian Birthright


An Imposed Russian Birthright
"No, thanks." The Russian Life Files

On June 16, the civil administration of Kherson Oblast announced that all children born in the region since February 24, 2022, will receive Russian citizenship. The new government measures seek to ensure that all babies born in the last four months are registered as Russian citizens and issued the "proper" documentation.

While Russian media lauds the measures, it should be noted that Kherson is part of Ukrainian territory occupied by Russian armed forces. The measure comes amid widespread attempts to quickly integrate the populations of conquered Ukrainian lands into the Russian federation.

Already, Russian TV and radio stations have begun broadcasting in the region, and communications and infrastructural connections with Russian territory and the previously annexed Crimean Peninsula, are in the process of being established.

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