'Will there still be girls who will date foreigners and then have children from them Perhaps there will be some, but I am hoping not'.
Perhaps she was anxious that the women would face a future of single parenthood, but then the lawmaker said that it would be fine if they slept with foreigners who were the same race.
Tamara Pletnyova, head of the family, women and children's affairs committee, argued that even if these relationships led to marriage, women or their children would inevitably be taken overseas by the man.
Asked if the World Cup could boost Russia's birth rate - a key goal for President Vladimir Putin - Pletneva replied: "We should be giving birth to our own children". "These children suffer and have suffered, even since Soviet times", she said in comments published by Govorit Moskva. "If it's another race, then it's even worse", the member of the Communist Party said. I'm not a nationalist, but nevertheless I know that children suffer. They are being dumped and this is it.
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"I wonder what Pletneva will say when she's reminded of 'Say No to Racism, '" wrote radio journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer on Twitter, in reference to FIFA's long-running anti-racism campaign. "Then they come to me in the committee, girls crying that their baby was taken away, was taken, and so on". "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".
However, her comments drew both criticism and ridicule.
Pletnyova previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation. If a woman doesn't want it, no one is going to harass her, ' she told Gazeta.ru news site in February.
The 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation kicks off Thursday, and while most of us will be focused on cheering for our favorite teams, local women are being advised to keep something else in mind: don't have sex with foreigners.