59432961 MOSCOW, Aug. 20 – RIA Novosti. Singer Valery Meladze appealed to the Ministry of Justice of Georgia with a request to grant him the citizenship of the country, the GHN news agency reported. Konstantin Meladze was detained at the crossing of the Ukrainian border, writes the media
As the newspaper writes, on August 18-19 the artist was in Batumi, where he performed at concerts in honor of the actor and singer Vakhtang Kikabidze.
Meladze was born in Batumi, but currently lives in Moscow.
Since mid-August, amendments to the law "On Citizenship" have been in force in Georgia. They give an opportunity to obtain citizenship to those who lost it, becoming a citizen of another country. In order to obtain a Georgian passport again, the natives of the country must, until December 31, 2020, apply to the Agency for the Development of State Services, which operates under the Ministry of Justice.
In this case, the candidate must meet certain criteria, including knowledge of the Georgian language. Acquisition of Georgian citizenship is not accompanied by deprivation of citizenship of another country. .


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