More than 25,000 Armenians received Russian citizenship in 2017
25,144 Armenian citizens were granted Russian citizenship in 2017, according to Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
In the reporting period, 657,000 migrants from Armenia were registered in Russia; 342,000 were removed from migration records. As of December 2017, 265,000 migrants (including labour migrants) from Armenia resided in Russia.
Another 143,000 Armenian citizens obtained permanent or temporary residence permits in the Russian Federation.
22,264 residents of Armenia received Russian passports in 2016, and 18,653 in 2015.