German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Normandy Barriere hotel in Deauville on June 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV
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Russia on Friday introduced legislation that makes failing to declare dual citizenship or foreign residency a crime punishable by fines or community service.Under the new law, Russians are obliged to inform the federal migration service within two months after they obtain citizenship or residency of another country or face being fined up to 200,000 rubles ($5,773), or doing up to 400 hours of community service.Officials said the law was needed because people with dual citizenship have divided loyalties.Those who already have dual citizenship when it comes into force are given two months to declare it.
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