Russian Olympic champion could not answer why Russia is fighting against Ukraine, but declared "our victory"
Two-time Olympic champion Olga Zaitseva "blurted out" that she did not know what goals Russia was pursuing in its criminal war against Ukraine. The former biathlete was unable to answer propagandists' questions about "what victory is" and began to talk about abstract things and the impossibility of "betraying the Motherland".
Zaitseva said this in an interview with Match TV. The winner of the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Games also complained about the allegedly unfair suspension of Russian athletes from international competitions, calling it a conspiracy against the aggressor country.
"What does victory mean to me? Our country must win. If you were born here, this is your homeland, you have to be with it. It's like your mother, you can't sell her. Betrayal of my mother and my family is impossible. For me, the main thing is that we win, that justice is done. It will prevail anyway, the truth will be ours. Our athletes have always been strong, and this is how our opponents fight - they take out the strongest. A political game has begun. First they remove officials, now they remove athletes," Zaitseva said.
Russian biathlete Alexander Povarnitsyn criticised those politicians, experts and fans who "force him to sacrifice his life"
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Olympic champion Mikhail Mamiashvili, speaking of a "superior race", demanded that Russian athletes be allowed to participate in the 2023 World Wrestling Championships without additional conditions.