“Nobody should criticize Tutberidze. A trip to the USA is her business, she lives her own life, resists what is happening around her.” Renat Laishev
Sambo-70 President Renat Laishev spoke about the trip of Eteri Tutberidze to the USA.
Recently Tutberidze posted photos from the celebration of the New Year in the company of her daughter Diana Davis and her ice dance partner Gleb Smolkin. The pair is training in the USA.
Renat Laishev: Nobody should criticize Tutberidze. A trip to the USA is her business, she lives her own life, resists what is happening around her. Every creative person has a motivation, and they are not to blame for what they do.
What to do with the Davis/Smolkin pair? Should we wait for them in Russia at competitions, or is it time for them to start skating for the national team of another country?
Renat Laishev: In any case, Diana and Gleb should be wished good luck. We shouldn’t get them involved in different moments. They are good and kind guys, and politicians should arrange everything so that the athletes do not suffer. It seems to me that everyone began to understand that it is necessary to improve relations, look for a loophole for the return of Russian sports to the world sports.