Natalia Oreiro has applied for Russian citizenship, she confessed herself it in an interview.
Nati first came to Russia in 2001 and has traveled to this country almost every year. She told the Russian TASS agency that the reason came up during a visit she made to the Russian embassy in Argentina.
“I said it would be an honor for me”
to apply for the country’s passport, said Nati, who has many fans in Russia.
Later, she said, she had to fill out many papers and now her case is being studied.
Nati also announced that she plans to tour Russia next year.
“When the pandemic ends I will go and sing there. We will celebrate 2021 together!”
said Nati, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Río de la Plata.
The artist recalled that she also planned to travel to Russia this year, but the tour was canceled at the beginning of the year for reasons that do not depend on her, but on the tour organizers.
So she insists that the price of tickets for the canceled concerts be returned to her fans.
Foreign celebrities who have already received the Russian passport after formally applying for it include French actor Gerard Depardieu and his American colleague Steven Seagal.
The legendary Italian actress, Ornella Muti, confessed last year that she is also studying that possibility, since she has a residence permit in the country, and has already started to learn Russian.