Tatiana Volosozhar obtains the Russian citizenship by the presidential program

Photo by Marina Nastevych

Today in one of the offices of the Federal Migration Service of Russia Tatiana Volosozhar will be awarded a certificate number 1 of party of the presidential program of resettlement of compatriots.

“There are not many time prior to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and we must dispose of it so that in the Russian team were the best athletes who are able to show the highest results,”- said the Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Dmitry Svishev.

“I hope that Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov have a great sporting future with the highest awards in international competitions. Until now, the problem was only in the fact that Tatiana Volosozhar is the citizen of Ukraine, although previously the Figure Skating Federation of Ukraine gave permission for her performances in Russia.

Once she will acquire the Russian citizenship, all bureaucratic barriers to her entry into the Russian sport as a full member will be permanently removed. We can only rejoice for our figure skating team which was supplemented by such a talented athlete,”- told the Russian official.

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