The appeal of American mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) Jeff Monson about taking Russian citizenship obtained, It will be considered, the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will take action, said a spokesman for the country's leader, Dmitry Peskov.
"The appeal is. That is, before Monson has announced its intention to make such a request. It is, of course, will be considered. In General he is known for his sympathies to our country. It will be considered, and then the decision for the President, " Peskov told reporters.
first in 2015, a 44-year-old fighter gave their own honorarium for winning the tournament "Stronghold 108: the glory of the Fatherland" in the Russian capital to help the residents of Donbas, declaring that the money " is needed for children affected by conflict ". The athlete has called on the fans to assist war-affected people of Ukraine with all possible assistance.
Monson is a popular athlete in Russia, where non-stop takes part in different tournaments on the mixed single combats. First he said he wants to obtain Russian citizenship.