Russian diplomat says some of Trump’s supporters curious about Russian citizenship

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According Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, such messages are coming from those who supported the Republicans who fear possible persecution because of their political views

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

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MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday she receives messages via social networks from supporters of US incumbent President Donald Trump asking for information on how to receive Russian citizenship.

“The most frequent commentary I receive via social networks from the United States <…> is how to receive Russian citizenship,” she said in an interview with the Voskresny Vecher (Sunday Evening) with Vladimir Solovyov program on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

According to Zakharova, such messages are coming from those who supported the Republicans who fear possible persecution because of their political views.

“Welcome to reality,” she noted.

Earlier, the US company Twitter said that it had permanently blocked access to Trump’s personal account due to his violations of rules and also for fear he might try to trigger unrest. Also, he was stripped of the right to upload posts to Facebook and Instagram pages until his term of office expired. Apple temporarily removed from App Store the microblogs service Parler, very popular with Trump’s supporters.

On January 6, a group of Trump’s supporters forced their way into the building of the US Congress in an attempt to upset the certification of results of the US November 3 presidential election, in which Democrat Joseph Biden emerged the winner. According to the authorities, during the unrest a woman demonstrator was shot. Also, three unrelated deaths, described as medical emergencies, were reported. A Capitol police officer died after the clashes.

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