Athletistic / Basketball. President of the Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) Andrei Kirilenko said that in February 2024 the national team will be able to play friendly matches with foreign clubs. His remarks are quoted by TASS.

“It is possible that in the February window we will hold friendly matches with foreign clubs. Work to find opponents is underway. In the current conditions, the RFB is looking for a way out,” Kirilenko said, as quoted by l TASS agency.

In March 2022, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), due to the SBO in Ukraine, suspended the national teams of Russia and Belarus from participating in all competitions under its auspices.

In August 2023, Russian national team head coach Zoran Lukic announced that the team planned to hold another training camp in February next year. On this occasion, other teams will participate in the qualifying tournament for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (France).