The Western press recently reported that the two-time Olympic champion of Russia, a member of the IOC Athletes Committee and just a star of our sport, Elena Isinbaeva, now lives on the sunny island of Tenerife.
What was it? A method of manipulation, news for the sake of hype or banal reality? Or maybe all together? There is definitely no doubt about one fact: Russian fans are somehow excited by the sensation.
Live happily ever after?
The storm erupted after an article in the Spanish El Digital Sur. In the material, the source of the publication ensures that Isinbayeva lives on the island of Tenerife permanently, in a “luxury complex”.
The author of the text separately notes that the famous pole vault champion tried not to advertise her new place of residence. Previously, Isinbayeva lived with her family in Monaco.
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Another thing is surprising: in the text there is literally a teaspoon of sensations and a couple of tablespoons of information about the biography of Elena Isinbayeva. But in general, the authors of the material focus on the political component. In particular, Isinbayeva, being a major in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, is said to live abroad and also support the SVO in Ukraine. However, the publication has no information on whether she now maintains contact with her homeland.
Spanish journalists did not forget that the holder of 28 world records since 2016 is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). And that earlier, the organization’s ethics committee initiated a check against Elena Isinbayeva for participation in the RF Armed Forces.
Isinbayeva’s participation in the life of Yunarmiya is also remembered, as well as her support for Vladimir Putin during the 2018 election campaign.
“Maybe the person is on vacation”
State Duma deputy, Olympic champion in speed skating Svetlana Zhurova tried to smooth out sharp corners:
“I don’t know if it happened or not. There were many stories about her. She maybe she only went on vacation with the baby for two weeks. The summer is. Seeing her somewhere, people concluded that she was gone forever. But, listen, summer… I understand, if it was winter, then one would guess. But maybe the person is just on vacation. Until I find out from herself that she made such a decision, I won’t believe it.
We understand why they do it: to excite everyone. It’s like they ever wrote about Ivan Skobrev, whose parents actually live in America. And before the Sochi Olympics, they said that he would play for the American team. He wasn’t going to do it at all, but it was passed on. You have to understand that he hasn’t gone anywhere, and he lives in Russia, although if he had to, he could have left a long time ago. However, there was a lot of talk, and then the American media did it, ”Zhurova told Gazeta.Ru.
No one approached Isinbayeva’s records:
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It is important to emphasize that there are few reports on how and how Isinbayeva lives after her career ends. The personal life of the titled native of Volgograd has been rumored in recent years. Apparently, recently Elena she really lived in Monaco, where, according to the coach, she gave birth to two children, but the athlete herself was silent about her place of residence.
In any case, blindly trusting a couple of photos taken by paparazzi, without checking the facts, should not be. How to rush to conclusions about the move.
Photo: RIA Novosti
Did the society rock?
Our society is really going through a difficult time right now. And there will always be someone to add fuel to the fire. For this reason, the article in El Digital Sur confronted those who condemn the decision of the champion and those who prefer not to get involved in the lynching.
“Patriot, what can I say…”
“To whom the bunk beds, and to whom the Canaries”.
“The greater the separation, the stronger the love. I can imagine how much he loves the Motherland of her now!”
“So what? If he can afford it, let him be there.”
“Tenerife is incredibly boring. I don’t see how it is possible to live there. It’s okay to come one month a year.”
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