Yevgeny Kuznetsov, a former Russian diver, has publicly expressed his support for Vladimir Putin following Russia's attack on Ukraine. Kuznetsov's endorsement of Putin's actions has garnered attention within the sporting community.
Kuznetsov's statement has drawn criticism. Some argue that athletes should remain neutral in political matters, focusing solely on their sport.
Kuznetsov's stance highlights the intersection of sports and politics in Russia, raising questions about the role and responsibility of athletes in shaping public opinion.