The Russian Embassy in Chisinau will be constantly perfecting the mechanisms of ensuring the civilian rights of Russia citizens residing permanently in Transnistria, the Russian Federation’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Moldova, Farit Muhametshin, stated during his voyage to Tiraspol.
The diplomat met with Transnistrian minister of foreign affairs Nina Shtanski and discussed with her a wide circle of issues related to protection of the rights and interests of Russia citizens residing in Transnistria, as well as questions of Transnistria-Moldova relations.
After that meeting, Ambassador Muhametshin invited Nina Shtanski to the Russian consular-servicing office in Tiraspol. The minister discussed with the office staff the problems arising in the consular servicing of local Russia citizens and perspectives of the development of the consular service.
Farit Muhametshin met also with the just elected new speaker of the Transnistrian supreme soviet [parliament], Mikhail Burla, and discussed consular servicing problems with him.
Infotag’s dossier: As the self-proclaimed Transnistrian Moldovan Republic remains unrecognized internationally, its residents have to assume the citizenships of other states to have a possibility to go outside the region. According to Tiraspol’s official data, the Transnistrian region has a population of about 513 thousand. Of them, nearly 200 thousand have the citizenship of Moldova, 160 thousand – of Russia, 100 thousand – of Ukraine.