So there probably won't be a lot of new Russian NHLers soon

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  1. Kshahdoo

    Kshahdoo Registered User

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    Well, it kinda looks political, but I'm not gonna talk politics in this thread. I mean, US Embassy visas suspension. Only American embassy in Moscow will issue visas to Russian nonimmigrants, and queues gonna be huge. There are already talks, it will take a few months for businessmen, students, sportsmen etc to get American visas. And they have all to come to Moscow.

    In the situation like this new players just won't be able to get American visas right in time. At least, it's what I'm afraid of.
     
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    DominicBoltsFan Just another LA Devotee

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    That sucks
     
  3. beowulf

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    I find it hard to believe that athletes, musicians, etc. would not be exempt from this. It makes no sense as it would be hurting a US business that the player plays for etc.
     
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    I'm sure they could put the professional athletes on the fast track to get their US visa.
     
  5. Kshahdoo

    Kshahdoo Registered User

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    Well, as far as I know, it's not a common practice for American embassies to make two, three or more types of queues for different people categories. And if it's a single queue for all people, then yeah, it's gonna be a huge mess.
     
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    You can say the same about professional businessmen, professional musicians, professional whoever else.
     
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    If they make exceptions, I don't think it'll be for athletes.
     
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    You do realize that players don't stand in line to get the paperwork right? The teams take care of all of this.
     
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    I think this is a small percentage of Russian immigrants to the States. This is true of any country, the vast majority of immigrants to the US are regular people looking for a 9 to 5 job.
     
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    I am 100% ok and happy with this
     
  11. Kshahdoo

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    You mean, the less Russian players in NA the better? I think, most Russian fans will agree with you.
     
  12. Binary Code

    Binary Code How do I change that

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    It really won't change anything about the number of Russian players in NA.
     
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    islesfan3913 Artist formerly known as islesfan3991

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    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but doesn't it say it's only going to be for eight days from this Wednesday?
     

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