Re: Goodbye fellow Masha fans
julian...I wonder if you have any feeling whatsoever, that Maria has failed you in anyway by not speaking out publicly regarding the abusive behavior of her country's leader...putin. I am able to see it two ways...1. it would be pointless, and possibly self destructive of her to try and say anything. it would not change anything and might cause resentment from other athletes, virtually all of whom do not enjoy the financial comfort of she does. 2. she is articulate enough and wise enough to recognize wrong. She has the unique power and prestige to say something not only on behalf of the number of people being abused, and the impact it has on their friends and families, but it would set an example of something to do when the country you love needs to consider what is going on.