S. Korean Olympic champion gets Russian citizenship

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Three times Olympic short track champion from South Korea, Ahn Hyun-soo has been granted Russian citizenship. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree to that end. Ahn Hyun-soo said earlier this year that he was eager to compete for Russia. All formalities are now over, so Ahn Hyun-soo will become Victor Ahn right after the New Year holiday. The president of the Russian Skating Union, Alexei Kravtsov, has said that the newcomer will most likely make his first appearance as part of Team Russia during the European Skating Championships in the Czech Republic on the 27th through 29th of January. (RIAN)

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