Yesterday Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to 44-year-old famous Uruguayan actress and singer Natalia Oreiro and her nine-year-old son Merlin Atahualpa, whom she gave birth to from her husband Ricardo Mollo.
Accept the following persons into the citizenship of the Russian Federation: Oreiro Iglesias Natalia Marisa, born on May 19, 1977 in Uruguay, with her son Molio Oreiro Merlin Atahualpa, born on January 26, 2012 in Argentina,
– said in the decree.
Natalia Oreiro with her son
Natalia Oreiro gained great popularity in Russia thanks to the series of the late 1990s “Wild Angel”, which made her famous. Repeatedly the star came to Russia and as a singer – thousands of fans gathered at her concerts. Oreiro herself has confessed her love for Russia and her Russian fans many times, and even learned a few phrases in Russian.
By the way, Natalia Oreiro announced her desire to get a Russian passport two years ago on the Evening Urgant show and jokingly made this request to Vladimir Putin on the air.
And last summer, when she came to the Russian Embassy in Argentina, she was seriously asked to apply for Russian citizenship.
I said that it would be an honor for me. So I filled out a bunch of papers and this is pending
– she said in an interview with TASS.
The first news from Spletnik was shared by blogger Vacilek.