OREANDA-NEWS  Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to a French director and choreographer. This was announced on Friday, February 24.

According to the agency, we are talking about the theater director Regis Obadia, who was one of the founders of the ballet troupe L'esquisse in Angers and the creator of the video-dance genre. Also, the sculptor, artist and poet Boris Lejeune, who was born in Kiev in 1947, received Russian citizenship. Later in 1974, he graduated from the Leningrad Art Institute named after I. E. Repin, and then emigrated to France, where he created many sculptures.

On October 24, Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to ex-Vice President of Burundi Butore.