Musician Igor Butman explained Why adopted, in addition to Russian and American citizenship, which implies the oath in readiness to defend the United States With weapons in their hands.
"I swore an oath, it is given to all who accept American citizenship. How many of our outstanding athletes gave this oath and defend the honor of Russia at the international competitions… With weapons in hand as long as I don't need to defend, praise God, and hopefully this will not happen ", - quotes its words of RIA " news ".
"I have dual citizenship. I hold no political office, but are social organization, if you offer a public office, one would have to choose, " said Butman. Butman told that to the question: "Why are you a us citizen?", he gave the standard answer: "in order to travel the world without visa "." I travel the world, play the so-called American music - jazz, although, of course, it is not American, and belongs to all. Through the music I make connections between Russia and America, to which I do not have any antagonism, I have many friends there, " said Butman. Remember, the residence of United States Ambassador to Ukraine appealed to American citizens, and to jazzman Igor Butman, who has the citizenship of Russia and the United States, With the request not to visit Koktebel Jazz Party in Crimea.