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American fighter Jeff Monson became a deputy in Russia three months after receiving Russian citizenship

The athlete has problems with the Russian language, but this did not prevent him from getting elected to the city parliament of Krasnogorsk.

47-year-old American fighter of mixed martial arts Jeff Monson became a deputy of the city parliament of the Moscow region of Krasnogorsk. This is reported by RBC referring to the local branch of “United Russia” – the party that nominated the athlete for the election.

Monson is known for his support of the Russian authorities: he asked for Russian citizenship in 2014, and also conducted a transfer on the RT channel and became anentrepreneur in the Altai. On May 29, 2018, the athlete received a Russian passport under a decree signed by Vladimir Putin. In early June, the fighter declared his deputy ambitions, having passed the primaries of “United Russia”: according to RBC, in the questionnaire of the deputy Monson indicated that he works as a physical training coach in the sports club “Zorky”.

On 9 September, the sportsman voted in the election of the governor of the Moscow region and ran into a problem: he did not understand the questions of PEC members in Russian. Monson admitted that he had not yet learned the language, because he was “complicated.”

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