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Four-time Olympic champion in biathlon Alexander Tikhonov clarified its position on athletes who are engaged in politics. His words leads to “Sport-Express”.
Tikhonov found that athletes did not benefit in the state Duma. “With great respect for the sport the past of our members. But what’s the point of that [Svetlana] Zhurova sitting there? That they are for all this time took? And I would like to ask them another question: why are they coming to the state Duma according to party lists, not individually? Yes, because there will be none!”, he said.
According to the Olympic champion, he is not against athletes in the state Duma in principle. “If the people will choose them please. Me several regions proposed to be elected, but I’ve no time for idleness,” said former biathlete.
5 Nov Tikhonov expressed the view that athletes should not become MPs after his career. “Mind your own business! There is nothing butt to sit”, — he said. The double Olympic champion on hockey, the Deputy of the state Duma Vyacheslav Fetisov called the idea of banning stupidity.
Among those working in the state Duma are Olympic Champions Vladislav Tretyak, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Irina Rodnina, Alexander Karelin, Svetlana Zhurova and Svetlana Khorkina.
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