Russians who have deportation (also known as removal) orders can reopen their Immigration Court cases. This is because the conditions in Russia have changed so dramatically. When conditions worsen, Immigration Judges can reopen a case and allow the foreigner to apply for any form of relief. In other words, if the Russian can now get a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, the deportation order will be erased and he or she will become a legal permanent resident.
In a 2014 Board of Immigration Appeals case, a former Russian protestor had his case reopened. He did not go to court and found out about his deportation order much after the 90 day deadline. Now, he can apply for asylum with a lawyer by his side.