Nicholas Culminate: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
The Russian striker Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist” Nikolay Kulemin said the situation around obtaining canadian citizenship. Words athlete leads “CHempionata”.
32-year-old forward admitted that he did not expect that his attempt to obtain a canadian passport will be actively discussed in the media. The athlete stressed that “nothing bad about Russia is not said.”
“Don’t know everything that is written on our resources, but always spoke of the country positively. Proud that I was born in Russia. I have a lot of friends here and always played for the national team of our country, never gave up. For example, my parents also live here,” said Kulemin.
On 26 October it was reported that the striker won a preliminary court hearing, which addressed the question about getting hockey canadian citizenship. Earlier, the Russian citizen who has lived insufficient time in Canada, was denied a passport Canada.
Forward a graduate of Magnitogorsk “Metallurgist”. In 2008, he joined the club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Toronto maple leafs”. During the NHL lockout season 2012/2013, the Russian has returned to his native club. After the end of the lockout, the forward returned to the NHL, where he played for “new York islanders”. In the summer of 2018 after he signed a three-year contract with Metalurh.
Kulemin was twice world champion in the national team of Russia (2012, 2014).
Video, photo All from Russia.