Russian Women Should Not Sleep With World Cup Guests, Warns MP

Ruben Hill
June 13, 2018

Russian women should refrain from sleeping with visiting World Cup fans to avoid becoming single mothers with mixed-race children, a lawmaker who heads the parliament's family committee has advised.

"Even if they marry, they move her overseas, then she does not know how [to return] from there", Pletnyova, who is known for her conservative remarks, told the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaks) radio station on Wednesday.

The World Cup hosted by Russian Federation could mean "there will be young women who meet someone and then give birth..."

"These children will later suffer and have suffered in the Soviet era", Pletnyova said, claiming that a similar trend occurred after the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. "We should have our own babies", Ms Pletnyova said. Just to keep things edgy, she also threw in a racist insight, saying, "It's alright when it's within one race, but." before clarifying that she "isn't a nationalist".

She said that children risked being "abandoned and just left with their mother;" or, alternatively, being taken overseas by their fathers, urging women to marry "Russian citizens". "I know that the children suffer as well, and then they are abandoned and stay here with the mother", she said in comments published on Monday. "Maybe there will be such girls or maybe not, I hope, maybe they will think better of it".

"I would like to see people in our country to get married for love".

"I would like to see marriages in our country for love, regardless of the nationality, between those who are citizens of Russian Federation, who will build a good family, live with togetherness, have children and raise them", she said.

Pletnyova previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation. If a woman doesn't want it, no one is going to harass her, ' she told Gazeta.ru news site in February.

Russian Federation expects to host about one million foreigners at the World Cup matches.

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