Russia "cruelly" punished Isinbayeva for betrayal
The name of Elena Isinbayeva was taken away from the central athletics stadium in Makhachkala. The arena was renamed Trud again, which was called so until 2017.
"The government of the Republic of Dagestan (RD) decides: to rename the state budgetary institution of the RD stadium named after Olympic champion Elena Isinbayeva into the state budgetary institution of the RD Trud stadium," the Dagestan government decree reads.
State Duma deputy Nikolai Valuyev supported the decision, saying, "This decision is based on people's wishes."
"This is the attitude to any kind of betrayal. No matter how you look at it, this is what people want. It's a great story as an admonition for everyone else," the former boxer said in an interview with SE.
Valuev's words provoked a real hysteria among Russian fans.
"I would suffer in Spain after that", "Isinbayeva in Tenerife is very worried about this decision", the fans wrote.
Recently, the team of politician Alexei Navalny published a photo of the former track and field athlete in Spain against the background of the Ukrainian flag and an investigation about the Olympic champion's real estate in Europe. A real mockery has unfolded against Isinbayeva. She is demanded to "work everything off".
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov became a laughing stock online after he urged not to criticize Elena Isinbayeva.