In accordance with Article 89, Section A of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order granting Russian citizenship to Irina Barakat, born on September 29, 1980, in Ukraine.
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During the Direct Line broadcast in June, military interpreter Irina Barakat asked Vladimir Putin to grant her Russian citizenship. Irina Barakat is recovering from a serious injury she received in Aleppo, Syria. Russian citizenship will help here receive medical aid in full and also invite her family, which remains in Syria, to Russia.