Mikhail Baryshnikov granted the citizenship of Latvia
Moscow. April 27. INTERFAX.RU the Latvian Parliament decided on Thursday to grant citizenship for achievements of special merit born in the Republic of dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov.
In December last year the Parliament passed the Commission on citizenship, migration and social cohesion the proposal for the appropriation Baryshnikov citizenship for special merits in front of Latvia.
He is a citizen of the United States, with which Latvia allows dual citizenship.
Baryshnikov studied at the Riga choreographic school, with 15 years at the Leningrad choreographic school of. Vaganova. In 1974 during a tour Baryshnikov left in Canada, and then emigrated to the United States, where he became a popular actor, has performed on the most famous ballet scenes and starred in the movie.
In 2015, Baryshnikov played in the play by the famous Latvian Director Alvis Hermanis “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” at the New Riga theatre, and in 2016 on the stage of Latvian national Opera and ballet premiered his one-man show “Letter man.”