The football player of the Russian national team and the Spanish club Espanyol Nadezhda Karpova urged the Russians not to go to the military registration and enlistment offices if they "do not want to fertilize the land." She stressed that the same people live in Ukraine as in Russia.
“If you don’t want to fertilize the land, don’t go to the military registration and enlistment offices, it’s not just “they call me - I’ll go.” You will be sent to crime. In Ukraine, people are the same as we are - and you will go to kill them? We don’t have any problems, except for this trait of the old, ”says her Instagram post.
In June 2022, Karpova became the first professional athlete from Russia to come out. Then she also spoke out against the war. “I can’t just look at these atrocities and remain silent. I don’t know what would happen if I was in Russia and not in Spain, but here I feel the need to speak out, ”said the athlete.