French politician and German violinist received Russian citizenship

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Former deputy of the lower house of the French parliament Maurice Leroy and German violinist and conductor of Romanian origin Lorenz Nasturica-Gershovichi received Russian citizenship.

“To accept the following persons into the citizenship of the Russian Federation: … Leroy Maurice, who was born on February 2, 1959 in France; … Nasturica Laurent, born on August 8, 1962 in Romania, ”reads the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, published on the official Internet portal of legal information on Thursday, April 22.

Maurice Leroy in 1994 was elected to the General Council of the Department of Loire-et-Cher (France), later he headed the above-mentioned council. In 2013, Leroy, on a voluntary basis, became an adviser to Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin, who at that time held the post of Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development Policy and Construction.

Lorenz Nasturica-Gershovici studied violin with the famous Romanian violinist Stefan Georgiu at the Bucharest Conservatory. Cipriana Porumbescu. Since 2013 he has headed the Stradivari Ensemble of the Mariinsky Theater.

Earlier, on February 24, on the official Internet portal of legal information, Putin’s decree on the admission of actor Milos Bikovich to Russian citizenship was published. He, in turn, called it a great honor and happiness.