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Old Aug 12th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #16
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

Kazakhstan wanted to boost it's sporting profile, so a lot of Russians changed their nationality. It gives them a bigger chance of representing their country at the olympics and the Fed Cup, add the money they got, and there you go.
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #17
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

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Cash, and the chance to play Fed Cup and the Olympics. That was a big part in Slava changing nationality.
I just don't understand why someone would want tplay Fed Cup for a nation they pretty much have nothing to do with
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

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I just don't understand why someone would want tplay Fed Cup for a nation they pretty much have nothing to do with
Living in a country and having them provide for your training is pretty substantial, no?
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #19
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

Lol. Most of the "Kazakh" gold medalists in the Olympics are Russians.
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #20
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Lol. Most of the "Kazakh" gold medalists in the Olympics are Russians.
People also forget that there is no language barrier. Lots of Kazakhs speak fluent Russian, which was the official language of the USSR and is now the 2nd official language in Kazakhstan.
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #21
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being a Kazakhstani citizen is apparently a trend these days for young russians...of course, representing a country with vast oil resources is quite an incentive too
I thought Russians love Mother Russian more than money.


On the other other hand, the American who has been playing for Russia (women basketball team) for a couple of Olympics now is not doing it for money.



I know for sure The Blonde One, The Bang One, now The Oprah of Russian would never do such a thing.
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #22
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Kazakhstan wanted to boost it's sporting profile, so a lot of Russians changed their nationality. It gives them a bigger chance of representing their country at the olympics and the Fed Cup, add the money they got, and there you go.
So they can't have dual nationality?
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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #23
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Lol. Most of the "Kazakh" gold medalists in the Olympics are Russians.
Vinokourov, Rypakova, Ilyin, Dychko were born in Kazakhstan. They are true Kazakhstani, not gastarbeiter as Putintseva.
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

Russia probably paid Putitnseva to leave to Kazakhstan...
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

So much money did Kazakhstan offer Sharapova?
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

I think Kazakhstan was under Soviet control during the cold war (i might be wrong). I bet all of these players who have been drafted (so to speak) were born when Kazakhstan was under Soviet control
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

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Old Aug 13th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #28
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

Putintseva's case is explained here: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...ght=putintseva
And the general problem is well described by Nasha Masha here: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....3&postcount=21
and even better here:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost....7&postcount=23
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

I love Kazakhstan and I am so happy that Slava and Galina are Kazakh
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Re: Why do so many Russians change their nationality?

I feel sorry for Diyas. She's only Kazakh in Kazakhstan
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