Margarita Drobiazko’s Lithuanian citizenship has been revoked because of her participation in Navka’s shows
Figure skater Margarita Drobiazko’s Lithuanian citizenship has been revoked because of her participation in Tatiana Navka’s shows.
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda has signed a decree revoking the Lithuanian citizenship of figure skater Margarita Drobiazko.
“The President signed the corresponding decree on Friday,” said presidential adviser Ridas Jasiulionis to the BNS agency.
In June, the Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen stated in an interview with local media that the procedure for revoking Drobiazko’s citizenship had effectively been initiated. The reason cited was her participation in Tatiana Navka’s show. Previously, the office of the Lithuanian president announced that Drobiazko had been invited to attend a commission hearing regarding the revocation of her citizenship.
Drobiazko was born in Moscow but began representing Lithuania after the dissolution of the USSR, skating in pairs with Povilas Vanagas. Together, they won a bronze medal at the World Championships and a two-time European bronze medalist. Drobiazko has also competed in five Olympics.
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