Russia Needs Denazification

How’s that denazification going Putin?

The FIA – motorsport’s governing body – is investigating after a 15-year-old Russian karting champion appeared to make a Nazi salute on a podium. Artem Severiukhin seemed to perform the offensive gesture after winning the first round of the European Championship in Portugal on Sunday April 10th.

Severiukhin was competing under the Italian flag because of the sanctions put on Russian athletes following their country’s invasion of Ukraine. His team has terminated his contract after he made the apparent gesture during the Italian national anthem, after twice thumping his chest. BBC article for more on this.

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