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14 June 2018

Children who are mixed-race are likely to be brought up in one-parent families, she warned. "It's good if they're one race, but if they're of a different race, then it's worse".

She spoke in response to a question from a radio station about the so-called "Children of the Olympics" after the Moscow Games in 1980, a time when contraception was not widely available in the country. She added that, even if Russian women get married to their foreign partners after giving birth, they could end up living overseas with their spouses and have no idea how to return home.

"We must give birth to our children".

The term was used during the Soviet era to describe non-white children conceived at global events after relationships between Russian women and men from Africa, Latin America, or Asia. I'm not a nationalist, but nevertheless I know that children suffer. They have to stay here with mothers'.

She said that children risked being "abandoned and just left with their mother;" or, alternatively, being taken overseas by their fathers, urging women to marry "Russian citizens".

'Then they come to see me at parliament and cry that their children were taken away, snatched from them. "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", Pletnyova added.

'I wonder what Pletnyova 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.

However, her comments drew both criticism and ridicule.

Pletnyova previously criticised the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, tentatively spreading in Russian Federation.

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. Why should we copy everything?

"Those who get harassed are probably the ones who want it themselves and give the occasion for it", she said in March, claiming that introducing laws in Russian Federation for the offense is "excessive".

Pletynova has been an MP since the first post-Soviet parliament in 1993.

Don't have sex with foreign men’