What other russians? Everyone makes it seem like montreal has 23 russian players, they have 1 other Russian player and it's Markov.
The Kostitsyns are not Russian, they are from Belarus and probably weren't even old enough to realize that they were part of the USSR when they were born, so please everyone stop with this "how will it affect the Russians" because it wont. Markov does his own thing so does Andrei.
The kos bros are half russian. lived in belarus yes.