At present, the citizens of foreign countries own in Russia about 4,500 plots of land, Deputy Head of the Russian Government, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Wednesday at a session of the State Border Policy Commission, which was held in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
According to him, this real property is concentrated in 19 subjects of the Russian Federation. The major portion of these plots of land, that is 77%, is situated in a frontier zone bordering with Ukraine: in the Rostov region – 966, in the Belgorod region – 1886, in the Voronezh region – 29 and in the Bryansk region – 657.
Under the law, the foreign citizens and stateless persons don’t have a right for land ownership in frontier zones, which are listed in accordance with the President’s decree. The data provided by the Federal Security Service of Russia (the FSB) indicates that the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (the Rosreestr), which is responsible for the control of these projects, isn’t active enough in this field, said Dmitry Rogozin.