A Russian Parliamentarian has encouraged his compatriots to feel free to have sex with foreigners who visit the country for the World Cup.
According to him, the more Russians connect with others from other parts of the world, the more the foreigners fall in love with the country. The MP hence encouraged Russians to “have sex”, adding that it is better when children are born out of such relationships.
“The more love stories we have connected to the World Cup, the more people from different countries fall in love, the more children are born, the better,” MP Mikhail Degtyaryov is quoted as saying by Tass. “Many years from now these children will remember that their parents’ love story began during the World Cup in Russia in 2018.”
His comments were in response to a warning by another Russian MP, who cautioned against Russians having sexual relations with foreigners, particularly if they were “of a different race”. On Wednesday, head of the Russian parliament’s committee for families, women and children, Tamara Pletnyova, said Russians must give birth to “our own children”.
According to her, mixed-race kids have always suffered since the Soviet times.
“We must give birth to our own children. These [mixed-race] kids suffer and have suffered since Soviet times,” Pletnyova told a Russian radio station. “It’s one thing if they’re of the same race but quite another if they’re of a different race. I’m not a nationalist, but nevertheless I know that children suffer.” Meanwhile, Russia, who are hosts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, kick started the tournament in style with a thumping 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener.