Russian late night TV king Ivan Urgant says he isn't emigrating to Israel, but he reportedly now has Israeli citizenship

Meduza
11:22, 12 june 2018

Ivan Urgant (Russia's king of late night TV) says he isn't emigrating to Israel, though he hasn't denied reports that he and his family have received Israeli citizenship. On Sunday, the Russian-language Israeli newspaper Vestireported that the Urgants had received Israeli citizenship. On Monday, Urgant said on Instagram that he's only in Israel this week to visit the grave sites of his mother and aunt. Russian law permits dual citizenship.

In late May, the billionaire Roman Abramovich reportedly acquired Israeli citizenship after running into problems renewing his investor's visa in Great Britain.