As the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins in Russia with thousands of people converging on that country for the event, a Russian politician, Tamara Pletnyova, has urged women not to have sex with foreigners during the tournament in order to avoid alarming increase in single parent families.
Pletnyova who is the Chairperson of Family, Women and Children Affairs committee said in an interview with a Russian radio station that “nothing good will come out of… the innappropriate behaviour of Russian women.”
Reuters reports that politician was responding to a question on the Children of Olympics, a term used to refer to children of mixed race born when Russia hosted the 1980 Summer Olympic games.
“There will be girls who meet men, and then they will give birth. Maybe they will get married, maybe they won’t. These children will later suffer and have suffered in the Soviet era,” Pletnyova said.
The politician concerns come one month after the Argentine Football Association came under fire for distributing a booklet to World Cup-bound sports reporters, which included a chapter entitled “How to stand a chance with a Russian girl.”
Meanwhile, companies involved in this year’s World Cup including FIFA and Russian Railways are having employees take classes to learn how to smile and make tourists feel more welcome.