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MOSCOW, September 2 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree on granting the Russian citizenship to Ukrainian national Darya Tkachenko, many times world champion in draughts, the official Internet portal of legal information said.
The 32-year-old athlete is the four-time world champion in international draughts (2005, 2006, 2008, 2011).
Earlier this year, Tkachenko won the Turkish Draughts World Championships under the Russian flag.
Tkachenko is two-time European champion in international draughts (2004 and 2006).