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Alina Kabaeva was on the black list of sanctions

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Gymnast Alina Kabaeva became disliked by the European Union.

Today, a list of Russian companies and citizens against which sanctions are being introduced has appeared on the website of the Government of Canada. Alina Kabaeva was included in the list. The champion has been the chairman of the board of directors of the National Media Group holding for many years.

Canada’s new sanctions list includes 22 individuals and four entities. In addition to Alina Kabaeva, it includes members of the board of Sberbank and VTB, daughters of the co-owner of Alfa Group, and many others. The government explains these restrictions by the current political situation.

Recall that earlier the British authorities drew attention to the 39-year-old Alina Kabaeva. Sanctions against the Olympic champion were introduced in early May. The British resorted to such measures, since, in their opinion, she “actively promotes Russian propaganda” as the head of the largest media holding. The restrictions include freezing assets. The sports star is also banned from entering the country.

Alina Kabaeva - photo from the z-aya.ru archive -
Alina Kabaeva – photo from the z-aya.ru archive – “Instagram is a banned organization on the territory of the Russian Federation”

By the way, on May 5, foreign media reported that the entire European Union plans to carry out coercive measures against Kabaeva. But these are 27 states from Spain to Finland. While the issue is under discussion, RBC reports.

Alina has not yet commented on recent events. In May, the champion was absorbed in completely different concerns. The star was preparing for the opening of the Alina Rhythmic Gymnastics Festival. The event was dedicated to Victory Day, so Kabaeva approached its organization with particular responsibility.

Now the champion is more concerned about the oppression of Russian athletes in international competitions. “They have not removed from the competition any country that participated in the destruction of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria. But sports officials were very angry when Russia decided to protect the Donbass and Luhansk from the Nazis, ”the star was indignant.

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