Natalia Oreiro asks Putin for a Russian passportMar 242019
The singer, who has visited Russia more than 15 times, declared that she already deserves to obtain Russian citizenship.
The Uruguayan actress and singer Natalia Oreiro, who enjoys great popularity in Russia, asked for the Russian passport to the country's president, Vladimir Putin, during the Vecherniy Urgant entertainment program, one of the most watched in the country.
Oreiro said he had visited Russia more than 15 times and that he feels Russian, even - he said - "more Russian than Gerard Depardieu," a French actor who received Russian citizenship several years ago.
"I need Putin to give me my passport," the singer said with a laugh, who later repeated the request again during the show, addressing the president of Russia.
The participation of Oreiro in soap operas like 'Doll Brava', made him gain popularity and become a celebrity among the Russians.