Title contenders Dynamo St Petersburg want homecourt advantage at next month's FIBA Europe League Final Four.
David Blatt's side, one of the strongest on the continent, have made an official bid to host the prestigious event which takes place April 27-28.
Ukrainian giants BC Kyiv, who must win a deciding Game Three in Israel against Nahariya, and Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, who also face a do-or-die last eight clash at home to Besiktas, want to stage the showpiece if they reach the semi-finals.
Basketball Federation of Russia (BFR) president Sergei Chernov told the federation's official web-site: "We will do our best to help Dynamo host the FIBA Europe League Final Four.
"I can say the same about UNICS (Kazan) and BC Khimki (Moscow) if either of them would like to host the final stage of the competition, too.
"Of course, it won't be easy as we hosted the final stage last season in Kazan but we have a chance, anyway."
Should Dynamo be awarded the Final Four, they will be huge favourites as so far they are only side to go undefeated in the FIBA Europe League this season, winning all 16 of the games they have played so far.
UNICS, as hosts last year, beat fellow Russian outfit Ural-Great Perm in the semi-final round before defeating Greek club Maroussi for the crown.