Former figure skater Irina Slutskaya thought that athletes can work in the State Duma athletes in politics.
The athlete considered that any person for whom the voters voted for can work in the State Duma, because he received a higher education and understands many issues. In her opinion, the skills and abilities of former athletes will help them in politics. At the same time, the former figure skater emphasized that she herself was not ready to engage in this type of activity.
In January of this year, the four-time Olympic champion Alexander Tikhonov urged to expel athletes from the State Duma. He said that athletes have no place in politics, and expressed his conviction that they occupy other people's places and do not solve important issues.
Among the former athletes sitting in the State Duma are Vladislav Tretyak, Vyacheslav Fetisov, Irina Rodnina, Svetlana Zhurova, Anton Shipulin and Nikolay Valuev.