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12-28-2012, 11:41 AM
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bizzz*
 
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Originally Posted by Bure View Post
Relax, Wikipedia says father Belarussian and mother Russian and played hockey in Russia until he was 15. He also is quoted to say .....on playing for team russia,"A lot of people ask me why I choose to play for US, when you're whole family is RUSSIAN".

He choose to play for USA and that's fine, he has the right to.
Some Russians don't think so and sound bitter about his choice.
North Americans don't see the difference between Russia and Belarus like I didn't see any difference between Canadians and Americans till I moved to the US.

And you use Wiki as a ligit information source?
http://www.pressball.by/news/hockey/110081
His father said right after the draft:
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I'm Belarusian. My wife is Belarusian, our parents are Belarusians. Alex every year visiting Minsk.

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