2020 Olympic champions Malcolm and Claudinho receive Russian citizenship

Football players have been playing for Zenit for several years

Brazilian football players of St. Petersburg Zenit Malcolm And Claudinho got Russian citizenship. The corresponding decree number 118 was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Malcolm is a student of Corinthians. In Europe, the winger is known for playing for Bordeaux and Barcelona, ​​with which he won the 2018/19 Spanish Championship. Malcolm has been playing for Zenith since 2019.

Claudinho became a Zenit player in the summer of 2021. Previously, the midfielder played for a number of Brazilian clubs, including RB Bragantino and Ponte Preta.

Note that Malcolm and Claudinho as part of the Brazilian national team won the gold of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Earlier, the former president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel received Russian citizenship. The functionary also became the main owner of the Russian apple producer.

Early on the morning of February 24, 2022, Russia launched rocket and air strikes on most Ukrainian cities and then launched a full-scale military invasion. The war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine has been going on for the 366th day.

Source: Sportarena

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