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.”