Italian film superstar Ornella Muti says would like to get Russian citizenship
Italian and European film superstar Ornella Muti said she would like to get Russian citizenship, TASS reported.
"I have an apartment in Moscow and a residential license here but I don’t have a Russian passport," she said answering a question from TASS. "I certainly would like to get Russian citizenship. Why not?"
She recalled her Russian roots, saying, "My grandfather was a physician in the Czarist times and my grandmother was a pianist. Also, we had a singer in or family and, quite possibly, the Russian roots explain partly for why our family has been so artistic."
The rumors that Muti was pondering an application for Russian citizenship started circulating in 2016. Her legal representatives said then she had not filed an application yet. Muti purchased an apartment in Moscow in the same year.