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    Russian lawmaker tells women not to have sex with foreigners during World Cup

    A Russian lawmaker is telling the country's women to not sleep with foreign fans of different races visiting for the World Cup.


    Tamara Pletnyova, the head of state to the Russian Parliament’s Family, Women and Children Affairs committee, said during a radio interview on Wednesday that such behavior could lead to women becoming single parents.


    “There will be girls who meet men, and then they will give birth,” Pletnyova said according to Reuters. “Maybe they will get married, maybe they won’t. But the kids will suffer, just like they suffered [in 1980],” a period when contraception was not widely available in the country.

    The news agency reported Pletnyova’s controversial remarks were in response to a question from the radio host who was discussing children born out of wedlock after the Moscow Olympics in 1980, or the so-called “Children of the Olympics.”




    According to the news agency, the term was used to described mixed-raced children born from sexual liaisons between Russian women and non-white men.


    “It is one thing if the parents are of the same race; quite another if they are of different races,” Pletnyova continued. “We should give birth to our own children.”


    The Russian politician further added, however, that she wants to see Russian citizens “out of love regardless of their ethnicity.”


    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...ith-foreigners

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    “It is one thing if the parents are of the same race; quite another if they are of different races,”


    That does sound a tad racist.

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    A high hurdle, a race of non races?

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    Burger King in Russia Apologies for World Cup “Get Pregnant” Ad

    MOSCOW – Burger King in Russia has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players.


    Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning.


    The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social media accounts but was still circulating among Russian social network users. It promised a reward of free burgers to women who get “the best football genes” and “ensure the success of the Russian team for generations to come.”


    In a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online.” It said the offer “does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”


    Ads in Russia often play on sexist stereotypes, notably ads around sporting events like the World Cup. Women’s rights activists have been increasingly speaking out against them.


    https://www.chiangraitimes.com/burge...egnant-ad.html

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