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Reactions from RFPL Week 30 – Championship Special

By JOHN GORROD, May 23 – Reactions from the players and staff from Rostov and CSKA as they reflected on the now finished season.


From Real Madrid to Yenisey – Juan Lescano

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Aleksey Smertin – From Siberia to Chelsea and Back Again

By BEN CLARK, May 22 – As a boy, Aleksey Smertin’s father pushed him to become a professional footballer. That goal was achieved, as Smertin turned into Russia’s most popular players.

RFPL Week 30: Betting Advice

By BEN CLARK & ILYA SOKOLOV, May 20 – Betting advice for Week 30 of the RFPL.

Sergey Pesyakov – Spartak’s Unsung Hero

By JOEL AMORIM, May 20 – Pesyakov, who, funny enough, has been dreaming of becoming a prolific goalscorer for twenty years (he started out as a striker), is now the unsung hero that helped Spartak Moscow return to European football after a painful fast.

RFPL Week 29: Goals and Highlights

By TOKE THEILADE, May 19 – All the goals and highlights from the week 29 of the Russian Football Premier League.

Reactions from RFPL Week 29

By JOHN GORROD, May 18 – Reactions from three of the most interesting games in the 29th round of the Russian Football Premier League.

Vedran Corluka and the Return to the Biggest Stage

By TOKE THEILADE, May 17 – Lokomotiv captain Vedran Corluka could leave Russia this summer after Lokomotiv failed to qualify for European football next season.

Evgeniy Seleznev and the Never-ending Kuban Circus

By ANDREW FLINT, May 16 – Kuban striker Evgeniy Seleznev has seen his contract being terminated after a couple of tumultuous months in Krasnodar.

Slutsky’s Choice Part V: The Uncapped

By NICKOLAI SUKHAREV, May 16 – The fifth and last article of ‘Slutsky’s Choice’ looks at the uncapped players who could earn a call-up for the Euro.

Rifat Zhemaletdinov – Lokomotiv’s New Hope

By STEFANO CONFORTI, May 15 – Despite Lokomotiv being rather poor lately, there have been one bright spot – Rifat Zhemaletdinov.

Football in USSR During the Great Patriotic War

By VINCENT TANGUY, May 14 – World War II didn’t stop football from being played in USSR, although it did change the circumstances under which the beautiful game was played.

RFPL Week 29: Betting Advice

By THOMAS GILES & DAVID SANSUN, May 14 – Betting advice for Week 29 of the RFPL.

Reactions from RFPL Week 28

By JOHN GORROD, May 14 – Reactions from three of the most interesting games in the 28th round of the Russian Football Premier League.