Zagitova’s “Reopening of Instagram but not mentioning the war” is a complex heartbreaking experience. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Zagitova’s “Reopening of Instagram but not mentioning the war” is a complex heartbreaking experience.

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Russian Alina Zagitova, who has been silent on her Instagram account since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, resumed her Instagram account.Zagitova, who won gold in women’s figure skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, is an Instagrammer with 1.13 million followers.

Her intricate posing seems to show her emotions (from her Instagram @azagitova).

Many of his fans were upset because he participated in the Beijing Olympics held last month as a reporter and posted daily updates of the event.

In such a situation, the first post of the resumed event was a picture of her in a black sleeveless dress. She appears to be using the back of a chair to stretch her back. She looks relaxed with her eyes closed.

Zagitova also added the following message.

In times like these, it is important to cheer up your loved ones as much as possible. Let’s make today a bright and gentle day together. May you overcome any difficulties with patience, strength, and wisdom. May you continue to bring your warmth and light to those around you.”

After the invasion began, some Russian female figure skaters, including Evgenia Medvedeva, silver medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, and Tatyana Borosozhar, who won gold in the pairs at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, openly criticized the government.

Zagitova’s silence was noted in this context, but it appears that she avoided any statements that could be taken as criticism of the government.

Zagitova, a figure skater born in 2002, won a gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics at the young age of 15 years and 9 months. However, her performance has since declined due to poor health, and she has had to suspend her participation in competitions. She participated in ice shows and worked as a reporter at the Beijing Olympics.

Zagitova is also said to be pro-Japanese, and the Akita Inu Preservation Society donated a female Akita dog to her after she fell in love with an Akita dog in Japan, where she stayed before the gold medal-winning PyeongChang Olympics. She was named “Masaru” (meaning “victory”). With Masaru, Zagitova visited the Japanese Ambassador to Russia and his wife in January of this year and reported on her Instagram that they had a friendly meeting.

In such a situation, one wonders what Zagitova thinks about Japan being designated as an unfriendly country by Russia. In any case, one can only hope that this war will end soon.

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