Russian MP warns against sex with foreigners during World Cup

Lester Mason
June 14, 2018

The term was used during the Soviet era to describe non-white children conceived at global events after relationships between Russian women and men from Africa, Latin America, or Asia. "It's good if they're one race, but if they're of a different race, then it's worse".

Tamara Pletnyova, the head of a parliamentary committee on family matters, said in an interview with the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaks) radio station that she hopes Russian women will decide against casual relationships with foreign spectators that may end up in unplanned pregnancies.

The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation kicks off Thursday, and while most of us will be focused on cheering for our favorite teams, local women are being advised to keep something else in mind: don't have sex with foreigners.

Pletnyova was referencing the Moscow Olympics of 1980 when she said, "Their children will suffer for it".

"We should be giving birth to our own children". I'm not a nationalist, but nevertheless I know that children suffer. They are being dumped and this is it. "They are abandoned, and that's it, they stay here with mum", she said.

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". "Then they come to me at the committee and cry that the child was taken away, removed, and so forth", Pletnyova said. "Maybe there will be such girls or maybe not, I hope, maybe they will think better of it".


"I'd like people in our country to marry for love, no matter what nationality as long as they are Russian citizens who will build a family, live peacefully, have children and raise them".

Unsurprisingly this lawmaker has made similarly prudish comments before, once criticizing the crop top of a local journalist.

'We're not in America or Europe. If a woman doesn't want it, no one is going to harass her, ' she told Gazeta.ru news site in February.

Another lawmaker said foreign fans could bring viruses to the World Cup and infect Russians.

Pletynova has been an MP since the first post-Soviet parliament in 1993.

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