Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Anatoliy Wasserman, publicist and TV host, Russian citizenship.
“Grant citizenship of the Russian Federation to Wasserman Anatoliy, born December 9, 1952 in Ukraine; Kuperman Yuriy, born July 5, 1940 in Moscow,” – it is said in Putin’s decree.
Wasserman was born in Odessa. He is famous for his anti-Ukrainian statements.
In September 2015 Security Service of Ukraine instituted a criminal proceeding against Anatoliy Wasserman for infringement of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.