"Well, that's when the party begins" Russia's response to the international ban made fans hysterical
Athletes from Kenya and Zambia will compete at the Yugra Governor's Cup in canoes rowing, reports "Yugramegasport". Canoe is a traditional rowing boat, used by the indigenous and old Russian population of Siberia.
The competition will take place on July 8-9 in the settlement of Shapsha of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. Total participation of more than 200 sportsmen is expected.
Starts in different age categories are planned on distances from 500 to 1000 meters including single and crew races.
This decision by Russian authorities to diversify local sports, which suffered from an international ban, caused real hysteria among fans.
"Is this AI generated?," "Africans on boats in Siberia, KHL in Mongolia. What's next? Our biathlon in Brazil?" wrote the users.
Fans believe that RF officials have reached the pinnacle of budget-spending.
"Well, that's when the party begins. We must admit that someone did good job on finding these Kenyans to report to the superior that international competitions are held in his area. A blabbermouth like that should be fired immediately. However, as the Russia's fantasy world rules state, he will just get a bonus for the quarter," wrote shocked commentators.
Fans can hardly believe the reality of what's happening.
"Is this Panorama news?", "I feel like I'm living in an art house," "It sounds like a joke," Russians don't hold back.
Some suggest that propaganda won't miss this event.
"Have they even been told what the canoes are to begin with? I can imagine how proudly they'll talk about it on Russia 1," say Russian sports fans.