The case was successfully considered by the applicants' complaints of violation of the requirements of Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The first applicant complained that the withdrawal of her passport, for the reason that her citizenship had allegedly been given erroneously, violated her rights. The second applicant complained that the refusal to exchange a passport due to the age of 45 years due to the fact that he was allegedly also granted the citizenship of the Russian Federation in error, violated the right to respect for private life. In the case of a violation of the requirements of Article 8 of the Convention (the right to respect for private and family life).
In 2009 and 2011, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In her complaints, the first applicant complained that the withdrawal of her passport due to the fact that her citizenship was allegedly given to her erroneously violated her rights, and the second applicant complained that the refusal to exchange her passport was due to that the alleged Russian citizenship was erroneously granted, violated the right to respect for private life.
On June 12, 2018, the European Court unanimously ruled that in this case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 8 of the Convention (the right to respect for private and family life), and ordered the respondent state to pay the applicant and applicant 5,000 euros as fair compensation.
ECHR ruling of June 12, 2018 in the case of Kolesnikov and Others (Kolesnikov and Others) v. Russia (applications N 7549/09 and 33330/11).