One Russian citizen

Written by on January 4, 2012 in Worldwide Korea Bloggers

* This post is written by Daria Esaulova, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.

A day before, on December, 26 Prime-minister of the Russian Federation signed a decree on granting An Hyeon Soo Russian citizenship.

An Hyeon Soo is a Korean skater.

An Hyeon Soo in Russian Olympic uniform

An Hyeon Soo in Russian Olympic uniform

Now he join Russian skate team and takes part in Russian Championship holding now in Kolomna city. He ranked 14th in 500 m race and  9th in 1500 m race.

According to Russian law everyone who was naturalized should choose a Russian name. An Hyeon Soo got his Russian passport as An Victor, what means “winner”. I hope his new name will help him to get gold medal on Sochi Olympic Games!!!~

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