Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
1 January 1991
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Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Is an Iraqi citizen married to a Soviet citizen entitled to Soviet citizenship and permanent residence status?, 1 January 1991, SUN7589, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac3e30.html [accessed 26 May 2015]
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According to Mr. Tchebortarenko, an official at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, an Iraqi married to a Soviet citizen is entitled to stay in the Soviet Union but is not automatically entitled to Soviet citizenship. In order to receive the latter, the Iraqi would have to apply to appropriate authorities within the USSR.
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