Russian Minority in Baltic States
Non-citizens can not vote, obtain an EU passport or travel abroad
Despite the fact that about till 30% of the population is Russian speakers and the language can be heard in shops and on the streets, it is invisible.
Unemployment is twice as high among Russian speakers;
More prisoners, alcoholics and HIV –positive among Russian speaking;
Sacking from the job (Estonia);
Impactive between Russian and native speakers;
The process that gives to a resident alien almost all of the rights held by a natural-born citizen.
Basic requirements for naturalization are:
applicant hold a legal status as a full-time resident for a minimum period of time;
the applicant promise to obey and uphold that country's laws, to which an oath or pledge of allegiance is sometimes added. …
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