A prominent Russian MP has been denounced after urging women not to have sex with foreign men during the World Cup.
Communist Party MP, Tamara Pletnyova told a Moscow Radio station that she was "not a nationalist" but believed Russian women should avoid sex with people "of a different race" because "their children suffer".
She spoke in response to a question about the "kids of the Olympics", which is referred to the assertion that there was a spike in births of mixed-race children in Russia after the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Pletnyova said that these children were "abandoned" by their foreign fathers.
"We must give birth to our children. These (mixed race) kids suffer and have suffered since Soviet times," Pletnyova told Govorit Moskva 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. They are abandoned, and that`s it, they stay here with mum," she said.
Pletnyova said that she would like Russian citizens to get married "out of love regardless of their ethnicity".
"It's not so bad if the fathers are of the same race," she said. "But if they are of a different race, then that's it.
"[The children] are abandoned, and they stay here with their mother. We should be giving birth to our children."