“I have great respect for Katyusha, it has very long traditions in the Soviet Union, in Russia.
She is known all over the world and is associated with our country.
This opinion was expressed by the athletes, of course, I treat this with respect, we will support it, ”TASS quotes Matytsin.
According to the CAS decision on the dispute between WADA and RUSADA, the Russian national teams will compete at the World Championships and the Olympic Games under a neutral flag for two years, but at the same time they will be able to put national colors on equipment and indicate the name of the country on it.
On January 14, the athletes' commission suggested the ROC to use "Katyusha" instead of the anthem.
Earlier, Anfisa Reztsova said that victories at the Olympics are more important than the anthem.