A four-time world champion in international draughts Darya Tkachenko received Russian citizenship. "
Born in Torez (Donetsk region) 32-year-old Tkachenko received the world championships in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Is honored master of sports of Ukraine, has the title of international grandmaster.
In her interview back in 2008 she stated that she was going to emigrate to France.
The decree on awarding Russian citizenship to the Ukrainian was published by the official internet-portal legal information of the Russian President on September 1.