Kremlin says Russian women can sleep with whomever they want | News | DW | 14.06.2018
  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

News

Kremlin says Russian women can sleep with whomever they want

The government's comments came after a lawmaker said Russian women shouldn't have sex with World Cup visitors for fear of having mixed-race children. "Russian women can manage their own affairs," the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin on Thursday had to dismiss a suggestion from a senior lawmaker that Russian women should not engage in sexual activities with foreigners visiting for the World Cup. Seventy-year-old Tamara Pletnyova, who chairs the Duma's (parliament's) Family Affairs Committee, had earlier warned that there could be a generation of Russian women raising children "of another race."

Pletnyova's statement was quite a contrast to FIFA's long-running "say no to racism" campaign, the slogan that's written on World Cup visitors' identification cards.

Speaking to a local radio station, she said that she feared the World Cup would mean "there will be young women who meet someone and then give birth... I hope not."

"We should be giving birth to our own children," she added, referencing unsubstantiated claims that Moscow hosting the Olympics in 1980 led to a generation of children being abandoned by their non-Russian fathers.

Pletnyova further asserted that women also risked then entering into marriages that may take them away from their native land.

Peskov: Russian women can take care of themselves

Just a few hours later, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov issued a statement distancing the government from Pletnyova's statement.

Peskov said that "Russian women can probably manage their own affairs. They are the best women in the world."

es/msh (AFP, Reuters)

DW recommends

ADVERTISEMENT