Russian women have been told to resist the temptation to enter an intimate relationship with foreign players and fans alike during the month-long display of soccer artistry.
A senior lawmaker in Russia Tamara Pletnyova who gave the charge on Wednesday said sex with foreigners while the competition lasted could result into pregnancy later leading to single motherhood.
More than half a million fans from across the world are expected in 11 Russian cities that will host the football championship between June 14 and July 15.
Pletnyova who is head of state Duma’s Family, Women and Children Committee said it is necessary to avoid a repeat of what happened when the country hosted the 1980 Olympics.
“Bearing the children of non-Russians could lead to broken families, Tamara Pletnyova said, adding “These children will later suffer and have suffered in the Soviet era,”
Russia’s birth rate hit its lowest level in a decade last year despite government efforts to encourage Russians to reverse the demographic trend.
“We should be giving birth to our own children. I’m not a nationalist, but still,” said Pletnyova.
The much-awaited World cup will kick off Thursday with host country Russia taking on Saudi Arabia at the 81 thousand capacities Luzhniki Stadium.