More than 1.5 million tourists are expected to visit the country during the course of the one-month long tournament and the politician believes that the women of the country should be be cautious and prevent themselves from making love. Concerns about racism and discrimination in Russian Federation have shadowed the weeks leading up to the World Cup games, and the lawmaker's statement waded into racially-charged territory.
Parliament's families committee chairwoman, Tamara Pletnyova, has asked Russian women not to have sex with any foreign men and said that any "inappropriate behavior of Russian women" will lead to "nothing good". Maybe yes, maybe no, I hope.
Pletnyova claimed lessons should be learned from the USSR era when some local women became pregnant after having then-unusual relationships with foreigners at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. We should bear our own children.
"Even if they marry, they move her overseas, then she does not know how [to return] from there", Pletnyova, who is known for her conservative remarks, told the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaks) radio station on Wednesday.
Children who are mixed-race are likely to be brought up in one-parent families, she warned. I'm not a nationalist, but nevertheless I know that children suffer. "They are abandoned, and that's it, they stay here with mum".
She said that children risked being "abandoned and just left with their mother" or alternatively being taken overseas by their fathers, urging women to marry "Russian citizens". "Then they come to me in the committee, girls crying that their baby was taken away, was taken and so on".
"I would like to see marriages in our country for love, regardless of the nationality, between those who are citizens of Russian Federation, who will build a good family, live with togetherness, have children and raise them", she said.
Ms Pletnyova has been widely condemned online, with some people drawing parallels between her comments and Fifa's Say No to Racism campaign. Why should we copy everything? If a woman doesn't want it, no one is going to harass her, ' she told Gazeta.ru news site in February.