"Disgrace yourselves to the end..." Shoigu's daughter gives "the most annoying news of the year" in Russia and is ridiculed by Russian fans
Ksenia Shoigu, the daughter of the Russian Defence Minister and part-time president of the Russian Triathlon Federation, has organised the Zabeg.RF half marathon to be held on 4 June. As a promotional event, the 32-year-old daughter of the country's chief reindeer herder promised to have cosmonauts participate in the event.
"Our cosmonauts agreed to take part in the race directly on the ISS. Now we will also run in space. No one else has ever had such a promotion. The race will be launched from space. And our whole country will run," Shoigu said in an interview with Match TV.
This initiative by the daughter of the "commander" who disgraced himself in Ukraine provoked a strong reaction from Russian fans.
"The whole country is already running away from your name, barely seeing you on the horizon," users wrote.
Fans are wondering if her husband from Dubai will also run.
"And this one is organising half marathons while her husband is strutting his stuff in Sochi", "Another confirmation of the senselessness of the war. If this war was of 'fateful importance' for the country and its future, as propagandists say, the MoD's relatives would not be wandering abroad, and the pipeline through the territory of the so-called 'enemy' would have been shut down long ago," users write.
Many Russians call Shoigu's idea to hold such an event at such a time "the most annoying news of the year".
"We continue to go mad... Disgrace yourselves to the end, don't turn off the chosen path", "The news that claims to be the most annoying since the beginning of the year", - sports fans from Russia complain.
Followers are waiting for the entire Shoigu family to leave the country.