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Vladimir Putin

Making Life Hell

For American Athletes

8/28/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's not a good time for American athletes playing in Russia ... so says WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike -- who says things are getting so bad, she's considering QUITTING her Russian club team. 

Ogwumike was out in L.A with her sister Chiney (also a WNBA star) and told TMZ Sports the Russian ban on American products is 100% real. 

"We're not allowed to have anything that says 'Made In America' over there," Nneka says ... "It's tough."

No McDonalds. No Miley Cyrus. No Wonder Woman lunchboxes.

Nneka says things are getting so bad, she's considering quitting her club team and looking for work in another country.

FYI -- women's basketball is huge in Russia and various parts of Europe. There could be a chance she joins her sister who currently plays for a club team in Italy.  

#USA

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

BLUE UGLY đź’©    

Putin is a piece of crap with a terrible facelift, rot in h3ll

54 days ago
2.

DD    

This is such a load of crap!!! None of this is true. The girl keeps saying "I heard...". Well, before stating something you should check your facts and not just guess stuff or make it up.
I live in Moscow and they did temporarily shut down 4 McDonald's spots in Moscow due to certain violations but we have hundreds of them all over Russia. And there is no ban on any US products, music or whatever.
And the sad thing is that you people believe all that BS :(

54 days ago
3.

Noog    

The Russians hate Americans. They always have.

54 days ago
4.

Stiletto    

I have an idea...Lingerie Basketball! Get these two fine ladies back to the USA and let's form a league of scantily clad dribblers, swishers & dunkers.

Oh, and attention all black people...listen to these young American ladies....this is how you speak English. No "Yo's!" or "wassup's" or "MOFO'S"...or even a "Ya know what I'm saying?"...and they were not swearing every other word.

Two, beautiful, delightful young American ladies...best of luck to you in Europe!

54 days ago
5.

Dan The Man    

Whe we're at it .... Why haven't we BOYCOTTED the 2018 World Cup in Russia yet?????

53 days ago
6.

Mr Barcliff    

WOW!!! HUMANS, WE FIND A WAY TO DISLIKE ONE ANOTHER MORE THAN WE DO TRY AND FIND WAYS TO GET ALONG. WERE ALL PIECES OF CRAP/FLAWED!!!

53 days ago

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