§ 42. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what understanding or agreement exists between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in respect of a British citizen desiring to marry a Russian citizen; and what conditions are imposed by the Russian Government on such couples who wish to marry.
§ Mr. Mathew
The answer to the first part of the Question is, "None".
I cannot speak authoritatively about what conditions the Soviet Government impose on marriages between their citizens and foreigners, but I am not aware of any juridical obstacle so long as the necessary procedures are followed. For marriages in the Soviet Union involving a British citizen, the Soviet authorities have required the provision of a certificate of no impediment from our Embassy in Moscow.