Asking on behalf of a family member, who is a British citizen, permanently resident in the UK, but who also has a Russian citizenship. The plan it to travel to the USA in April 2023. In the current political climate, anything related to Russia or Russian citizens is viewed with suspicion, so I'm looking for some confirmed cases of ESTA actually being issued to those that have Russian citizenship.
Of course the idea is to fly with the British passport, but the ESTA application does ask about other citizenships.
The question is not about "what are the chances of getting/not getting it", but rather "are there confirmed cases of ESTA being issued to those with Russian citizenship".
Updated: application was submitted - and approved the next day. Initially it did say "could not be approved automatically", which caused some anxiety, but then it was approved, so all good there.