Irrelevant.This is another proof that supporting Russian players means supporting Russian politicians and sport including tennis there is directly linked with politics.
And some are surprised and are even bashing Ukrainian players how they behave, you can see that they're saying in similar way as Russian politicians.
No no, not Novosibirsk but either St Petersburg or Vladivostok.Tarpischev can pull the Russian players out of the ATP/WTA and start his own tour with Russian state financing.
They can have their Grand Slams in Moscow, Minsk, Novosibirsk, and Pyongyang. Nadal will come for a 2M$ appearance fee.