Athletistic/Basketball. The US State Department has warned American athletes that it is in no way advisable for them to travel to Russia, reports USA Today.

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The State Department statement notes that even individuals in Russia have been questioned without reason and threatened by officials. Additionally, U.S. citizens may face persecution and be convicted of crimes without actual proof of guilt.

USA Today also reported that at least 31 basketball players will play in the new season in Russia, despite the scandal with Brittney Griner.

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