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Aleksandr Mostovoi – A Legend In His Own Time

By JOEL AMORIM, Sept 20 – A brief look at the career of Aleksandr Mostovoi, the Lomonosov-born free spirit that set the tone for an entire generation and that the world of football seems to have forsaken.

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Roma – CSKA Preview

By SHANE BURNS, Sept 17 – CSKA head to Rome in search of a positive start to their Champions League campaign, following last year’s nightmare.

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Inside the Game: Preview to Benfica vs Zenit

By THOMAS GILES & ORLANDO MAC, Sept 16 – A collaborative preview of Tuesday night’s Champions League opener between Benfica and Zenit. Thanks to PortugalFutbol.net for contributing to this piece.

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Russian Clubs Gear Up for Europe

By ANDREW MACIVER, Sept 15 – A quick look at Russia’s entries in the Champions League and Europa League. Is this the year for a breakthrough in Europe?

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Top of the Table Showdown at the Petrovsky: Zenit vs. Dynamo

By TOKE THEILADE, Sept 12 – In terms of star power and table implications, the weekend’s Zenit – Dynamo clash in St. Petersburg is the RPL’s biggest yet of the season. We’re excited to bring you this match preview.

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5 Things We Learned About the Russian Premier League in August

By ANDREW FLINT, Sept 10 – A look back at the lessons learned from the explosive opening to the Russian Premier League season

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Dmitri Radchenko – The Erratic Striker From Saint Petersburg

By JOEL AMORIM, Sept 6 – A brilliant run at Spartak and Racing de Santander established Dmitri Radchenko as a rising star in the early 90s… Sadly, his career peaked far too soon.

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Diary of an Englishman in Siberia: August Review of FC Tyumen

By ANDREW FLINT, Sept 3 – The August instalment in a monthly series dedicated to FC Tyumen, everyone’s favourite Siberian team.

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Russia and Denmark Clash in U-21 Qualifying

By TOKE THEILADE, Sept 2 – Russia and Denmark top their group in U-21 Euro 2015 qualifying – the winner of this match all but seals a place in the final playoff round.

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English Premier League Exports to Russia

By ANDREW FLINT, Aug 30 – We take a look at the current Russian Premier League players and managers who have experienced life in the English Premier League, and assess their chances of playing success this season.

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Spartak – Dynamo: Moscow’s Forgotten Derby

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 27 – Since the 1920s, Spartak and Dynamo have competed for Soviet titles. In this article, I take a closer look at a Moscow derby in decline.

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FC Tyumen 3 – 1 Khimik Dzerzhinsk

By ANDREW FLINT, Aug 25 – FC Tyumen get back on track in week 8 in the FNL with a comfortable home win over Khimik Dzerzhinsk.

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SKA Energiya Khabarovsk 1 – 1 FC Tyumen

By ANDREW FLINT, Aug 17 – Tyumen traveled out east to Khabarovsk for Week 7 in the FNL, securing a point on a 2nd-half goal from Vladimir Korobka.