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Irina Rodnina, the Russian advised athletes not to travel to competitions in the United States. Thus the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs responded to the refusal of American authorities to issue visas to the fighters of the national team of Russia on 5-9 April, was going to attend the world Cup in Iowa city.
“After this incident with visas I think that we should not do Russian athletes go to competitions in the United States. So our athletes need to plan the calendar for the season, excluding tournaments in the USA, that is itself already not to go there,” Rodnina was quoted “R-Sport”.
Three-time Olympic champion in figure skating, accused the Americans that they can’t defeat the Russians in a fair fight. According to her, before the impact of politics on sport was within certain limits, now these boundaries no longer exist .