Interest for Estonian citizenship among Russians grows - The Baltic Times

Jan 11, 2012 Full story: The Baltic Times 30

An increasing number of Russian citizens have begun to dig up their Estonian roots, acquire an Estonian passport and, along with that, the right to live anywhere in the EU and visa-free travel to the U.S., Estonian Public Broadcasting reports.

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“Progressive liberal politic”

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#1 Jan 11, 2012
If EU close borders to ex USSR countries, make them to grow the anti-West politics, and close borders are bad for economy development.

Especially for Estonia, Estonia will win very much to give citizenships to humans from Russia.

“What goes around comes around”

Since: Feb 11

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

#2 Jan 12, 2012
I can't imagine anyone willing to move to Estonia. Except for chechens of course.
umm

United States

#3 Jan 12, 2012
Russians will do anything to leave Putinko's Russia.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#4 Jan 12, 2012
Dmitriy the Grey wrote:
I can't imagine anyone willing to move to Estonia. Except for chechens of course.
Than you don't understand how important these kind of things are to people living in the border. If estonians make it hard for people of russian origin to go there than russians living in border cities will simply choose to go spend their money in Latvia or Lithuania. At this rate Estonia will simply just become an economic colony of Finland because of dependency.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#5 Jan 12, 2012
neobyzantine wrote:
Especially for Estonia, Estonia will win very much to give citizenships to humans from Russia.
It is a common finno-ugric wisdom that bears are not humans, they are step-brothers to humans.

The other wisdom is to dance on bear's funerals, so that the bear's spirit would not come back to haunt you.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#6 Jan 12, 2012
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
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At this rate Estonia will simply just become an economic colony of Finland because of dependency.
Well, we can always move to finland and become finns with a funny accent and funny attitude. It's not like it hasn't happened before.

You just have to hope that we become proper finns, not kadaka-swedes.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#7 Jan 13, 2012
there is interest for Estonian citisenship among Russians whatsoever - simply Estonian citisenship is EU citisenship and it gives rights to travel without visa and to look for jobs in EU - if I had opportunity I would get Estonian citisenship as well for that matter (especially travel matters) - but it doesn't mean that I give a hoot about Estonia - its the same like Rusians oligarchs used to buy citisenship of Bahamas (or smthing over there) so that not to be kicked from that refuge while warrent for arrest is issued for their financial fraud back in Russia, the same some shipowners pay to sail under Liberian flag (which is cheaper then under British flag or Russian or French one) - it doesn't mean that they like Liberia (or Estonia )
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#8 Jan 13, 2012
"there is NO interest" (see first sentence in above post)- misprint - "NO interest", ofcource
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#9 Jan 13, 2012
Lukashenko is Dr Phil wrote:
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Than you don't understand how important these kind of things are to people living in the border. If estonians make it hard for people of russian origin to go there than russians living in border cities will simply choose to go spend their money in Latvia or Lithuania. At this rate Estonia will simply just become an economic colony of Finland because of dependency.
Russians go shopping to Finland for cheaper stuff, but hardly there is any reason to spend money in Baltic states - Balts simply have nothing to offer...

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#10 Jan 13, 2012
What a joke. Estonia is apartheid state with racial laws discriminating Russians.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#11 Jan 13, 2012
ShoutingGuard wrote:
What a joke. Estonia is apartheid state with racial laws discriminating Russians.
There is barely any mention of russians or russian in Estonian legislation.

You can do your own digging, if you don't believe me.
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/otsingu_tulemus.h...

I'm sure that you are referring to just that as a sign of "discrimination" - barely any mention of russians.
tarmo

Tallinn, Estonia

#12 Jan 13, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>Russians go shopping to Finland for cheaper stuff, but hardly there is any reason to spend money in Baltic states - Balts simply have nothing to offer...
I agree that Baltics has little to offer, but russians come and shop here anyway. And it is often because of russians buying anything here, that our local variety of offered goods gets distorted to almost nothing useful.
ronan

UK

#13 Jan 13, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
there is interest for Estonian citisenship among Russians whatsoever - simply Estonian citisenship is EU citisenship and it gives rights to travel without visa and to look for jobs in EU - if I had opportunity I would get Estonian citisenship as well for that matter (especially travel matters)- but it doesn't mean that I give a hoot about Estonia - its the same like Rusians oligarchs used to buy citisenship of Bahamas (or smthing over there) so that not to be kicked from that refuge while warrent for arrest is issued for their financial fraud back in Russia, the same some shipowners pay to sail under Liberian flag (which is cheaper then under British flag or Russian or French one)- it doesn't mean that they like Liberia (or Estonia )
You are right about passports of convenience for people, just like there are flags of convenience for ships.

There is a lot of interest in EU countries passports, and some can be obtained at a price if you have the right connection - and at a price.

Some Baltic and Romanian passorts have appeared here in UK, held by people who have not much knowledge of these countries and certainly cannot speak the languages of the passport they hold!

Romanian passports are apparently 'given' to any Moldovan citizen who goes to Bucharest and claims the nationality. Many Ukrainians use that link to get an EU passport and come in Western Europe.

Also, Latvia is also 'generous' in its allocation of passport, and after pocketing some 'administrative fees' Latvian officials will issue a genuine Latvian passport to any Russian who wants one.

There are suspicion here in UK, that the 2 other Baltic states do the same. Here the Home Office has checked with these countries and the passports are absolutely genuine and legal.

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#14 Jan 13, 2012
Estonians are wonderfully deeply grounded peoples.

They are akin to the blue eyed blonde haired Russians.
As is Latvians.

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#15 Jan 13, 2012
lol Ghengis Khan did not spread his seed so easily there...
Veritas

San Diego, CA

#16 Jan 13, 2012
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>Russians go shopping to Finland for cheaper stuff, but hardly there is any reason to spend money in Baltic states - Balts simply have nothing to offer...
And obviously, Russians have far less -- as evidenced by the fact that they must go to other countries to shop.

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#17 Jan 13, 2012
Veritas wrote:
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And obviously, Russians have far less -- as evidenced by the fact that they must go to other countries to shop.
and as it is in America

who must buy only what is afforded them in Dollar stores made in China.

wake the fark up.

lol

or call their bank ..and wish to speak to a live person only to find an Indian from india with broken english gleaning from your bank accounts.

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#18 Jan 13, 2012
India becomes first nation to use biometric identification (DNA BLOOD SAMPLINGS) on identification mandated cards for over 1 billion of its people.

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#19 Jan 13, 2012
the link and article

DNA id cards

http://www.infowars.com/cashless-society-indi...
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#20 Jan 14, 2012
tarmo wrote:
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I agree that Baltics has little to offer, but russians come and shop here anyway. And it is often because of russians buying anything here, that our local variety of offered goods gets distorted to almost nothing useful.
and that shows ! In healthy economy any new customer is a blessing - look at Finland, they specifically developped infrastructure for Russian customers in Southern Finland even with service in Russian language - and they thrive because of Russian interest in the region - not only tourist visits, but deliberate russian shoping over there as well...

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