Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina announced her homosexuality. And in a video interview with blogger Vitya Kravchenko published yesterday, she also criticized the fact that there are a number of “prohibited topics” in Russia.
“For young people who are having problems in public, it is very important that athletes or other well-known personalities talk about it,” Kasatkina said. She confirmed when asked that she has a life partner.
In this context, Kasatkina also paid tribute to Russian footballer Nadezhda Karpova, who was the first Russian female athlete to come out as gay at the beginning of June. Kasatkina criticized that there are too many topics in Russia that should not be talked about.
Homosexuality is not even the most important thing. There was a move towards greater openness at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but that process has stalled. “The road is a dead end. Kasatkina said sarcastically.
Kassatkina is number 12 in the tennis world rankings, making her the highest-ranked Russian at the moment. The 25-year-old has won four WTA titles in her career so far.
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