LAST_UPDATESun, 24 Jun 2018 9pm

Russian Women Warned Not To Have Sex With Foreign Men During World Cup

As the world has its eyes on Russia today and many tourists are flocking the land of the Tsars between June 14 and July 15 to be a part of the 2018 World Cup, a senior lawmaker in the country has sent out a strong message to Russian women.

Tamara Pletnyova, a member of the Communist Party and chairwoman of the Family, Women, and Children Affairs Committee, warned women to avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed-race children.

“These [mixed-race] children will later suffer and have suffered in the Soviet era,” she was quoted saying in reports, referring to a similar trend which occurred after the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

The Guardian reports this was a time when contraception was not widely available in the country, hence saw the birth of many so-called “Children of Olympics” – referring to children that were fathered by African, Asian or Latin men and were faced with great discrimination.

“We should be giving birth to our own children. I’m not a nationalist, but nonetheless.

“If a Russian woman should get pregnant, it would be better if the father of the child was of the same race. If it's another race, then it's even worse,” Pletnyova said in an interview with the Govorit Moskva radio station.

“I know that the children suffer as well, and then they are abandoned and stay here with the mother.

“Then they come to me at the committee and cry that the child was taken away, removed, and so forth. I would like people to get married based on love in our country, regardless of which ethnicity, [to] Russian citizens who would build a good family, live in harmony, have children, and raise them,” she emphasised.

And surprisingly, netizens have concurred with her opinion:

“As an English man, I must agree with her... think of the future and not the moment,“ wrote Augustus Caesar.

“She is absolutely right. Don't open your legs for strangers. Especially ones from across the globe. Sociologist J.D. Unwin found that this is one of the things that leads to the downfall of civilizations,“ agreed Larry Silverstein.

“She is right, who has experience knows exactly what is she talking about. Women dont be stupid,man are mostly selfish trying to gain you as trophy,“ said Eva Lesna.

“She is right. Just look at the other extreme: the race mixing madness in europe. No comment needed,“ Febram chimed in.

Her statement also comes to light after it was earlier reported that Russia’s birth rate was at an all-time low since a decade, with just 1.69 million births last year, despite government efforts to encourage Russians to reverse the demographic trend.

The Moscow Times reported social analysis expert Ramilya Khasanova of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) predicting birth rates would continue to fall in the next 15 years, though the government reportedly plans to spend $8.6 billion over three years to encourage Russians to have more babies.

“Today, we need to undertake a range of measures to stabilise the Russian population and prevent it from decreasing in the coming decade,“ President Vladimir Putin last year addressd the concern, prior the election in March 2018 which he won by a huge margin.