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Sweden and Finland are deporting mainly Russian grandparents - it looks like a conspiracy

Summary of Disinformation

Sweden and Finland are deporting mainly Russian grandparents from the countries, it looks like a conspiracy directed against Russians. Families of the migrants from the Middle East and Africa are allowed to get their grandparents to live with them.


No evidence given. There is no conspiracy against Russians in Sweden and Finland, the same law applies to everyone. In order to get a residence permit in Sweden and Finland to move to live with a family member, the same rules apply to every citizen of a non-EU country: In Sweden, the following are counted as family members: wife, husband, cohabiting partner, registered partner and unmarried children under the age of 21. Unmarried children who are 21 years or older can be given a permit in certain cases. The requirement is that they are being supported financially by you or your partner. In Finland, The family members of Finnish citizens and of non-EU (third country) citizens and comparable persons are: spouse, registered partner, cohabiting partner, guardian of a child under 18 years of age, and child.

The sphere of family members is laid down by law and does not necessarily correspond to general views on what constitutes a family member. The Swedish and Finnish concept of family is narrower than that of many other countries.


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Reported in: Issue 82
Date: 27.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Finland, Sweden
Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Svobodnaya Pressa
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