Can People Escape From Russia?

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Can People Escape From Russia?

Russians were banned from the "Boston Marathon"

In the war that Putin started against the Kyiv regime and the Ukrainian people, only the leader of the aggressor country did not suffer. It is increasingly possible to observe that war and general mobilization are declared in Ukraine, but the inhabitants of the Russian Federation are more often unable to leave the country. Ukrainian athletes, including men, can go abroad for competitions, Russians — no. This is all a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the international reaction to the war.

On September 13, it was reported that the organizers of the Boston Marathon had excluded Russia and Belarus from the list of participants. The organizers announced that athletes from countries that organized the war in Ukraine will not be able to compete in the competition in April 2023. 

The Boston Marathon is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons. It has been held since 1897 and is a dream for every professional athlete. But Russian runners cannot participate in the competition for the second time due to aggression against other countries by the government. For the first time, the organizers of the competition reacted to the actions of the Russian Federation in the spring of 2022 and did not allow Russians to marathon. 

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