I think Russia is a great place, with fantastic people - but I have zero business in Russia - and 99% sure I will never have any business dealings with Russia in an online retail capacity.
The only thing I get from Russia is a relentless barage of brute force attacks trying to break down my WordPress door.
My question is - should I just adopt a .htaccess rule to ban Russian IP-ranges?
Yes, I know, any hacker who is semi-decent will cloak their IP, but the bedroom idiot who thinks he is a hacker and using a hacking script-kiddie tool - all he or she is doing is sapping bandwidth.
Back to my question - if I ban Russia IP's - will I lose any SEO? Will Google think that I am involved in discrimination any sort of punish me?
Anyways I hope you get what I am trying to say here......