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What does Zenit’s new basketball team mean for the football club?

By THOMAS GILES, Nov 21 – We take a look at the impact of St Petersburg’s new basketball outfit adopting the Zenit name on the football team

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My First Encounter with Russian Football

By TOKE THEILADE, Nov 16 In 2005 I had my first encounter with Russian football, when the Danish U21 faced Russia in the finale playoff match before the 2006 U21 EURO.

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The Simplicity Of Dmitry Alenichev’s Arsenal Tula

By JOEL AMORIM, Nov 10 – A look at Dmitri Alenichev’s work at Arsenal Tula and on how one of Oleg Romantsev’s brightest disciples might become the best Russian head coach in years to come.

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Diary of an Englishman in Siberia – October Review of FC Tyumen

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 11 – October installment of a review of FC Tyumen’s season.

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Behind Enemy Lines: A CSKA Fan in Manchester

By ANDREW MACIVER, Nov 8 – Our RFN contributor and CSKA supporter on watching the Army Men’s historic victory in Manchester, no matter the UEFA ban.

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Russia’s 2018 Dream Can Turn Into a Nightmare

By TOKE THEILADE, Nov 8 – The World Cup in 2018 has been described as a dream for the Russian people, but some underlying structures in the Russian Premier League can make it a nightmare.

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Girl (Steam) Power

By NATALIA KURKINA, Nov 6 – Why we should love the game and keep our passion, above all else. From a die-hard Lokomotiv Moscow supporter.

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FC Tyumen 2-1 Volga Nizhny Novgorod

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 4 – Tyumen get back to winning ways with an eventful encounter against Volga Nizhny Novgorod in game week 17 of the FNL.

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Why Russia SHOULD Host the 2018 World Cup

By THOMAS GILES, Nov 3 – Controversy surrounded FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia from the start. Our RFN contributor argues here that the critics are wrong and that Russia should be allowed to keep football’s biggest tournament.

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Vagner Love: The Finest Striker to Grace Russian Football?

By SHANE BURNS, Oct 23 – The man famous for not only his long blue hair, but also his incredible goal-scoring records that made CSKA Moscow the first Russian European champions.

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FC Tyumen 0-1 Anzhi Makhachkala

By Andrew Flint, Oct 20 – An account of the build up and match report as Anzhi took all three points at the Geolog Stadium on match day 15.

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Yekaterinburg Snow Freezes Spartak

By CONNOR O’NEIL, Oct 20 – A big win in snowy Yekaterinburg for Ural against Spartak, along with the rest of the RPL results over the weekend.

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CSKA vs. Man City Preview

By ANDREW MACIVER, Oct 20 – Thoughts on CSKA’s 3-match stadium ban, anti-racism efforts from CSKA fans and the Army club’s chances against Man City.