When the defending EuroBasket Women champions touch down on French soil next month, nobody in the Russian delegation is likely to have a bigger smile on their face than Ilona Korstin.
There was silverware handed out right across Europe in a decisive weekend of action.
EuroBasket Women 2011 MVP Elena Danilochkina won't be suiting up for Russia when they attempt to defend their crown this summer, whilst an injury to Aija Putnina has left an already weakened Latvia reeling.
Veteran guard Svetlana Abrosimova has announced her retirement from the Russian national team after a sparkling career spanning back to her teenage years.
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