French singer Mireille Mathieu said that he loves Russia and wants from the country took the punishment, however, admitted that it plans no citizenship of the Russian Federation.
Mathieu the seventh time will perform at military music festival " Spasskaya tower ". This year the theme of the "Spasskaya tower" dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war.
"I am very fond of the Russian Federation, and would like to see the penalties against Russia should be lifted. I know Russian people - he's very proud and very powerful, " said Mathieu at a press conference on Wednesday, adding that when they come to the Russian Federation, these punishments is not felt.
To obtain a Russian passport, the singer, like his fellow countryman, actor Gerard Depardieu, no plans." This-I'm no Russian passport for my love of her, " she said.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016.