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Lokomotiv’s Five Greatest Exports to England, And What They Meant for Their Clubs

By ILYA SOKOLOV, Feb 11 – Through the years, several players with a past at Lokomotiv Moscow have moved to the English Premier League, and here is the five greatest.


Lescano faces up to two opponents against Torpedo Armavir, he scored one of his three goals this season in this match.

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RFN Podcast: Niasse, Doumbia, Transfers, FNL and Naturalisation of Foreigners

By THOMAS GILES, ANDREW FLINT, ILYA SOKOLOV & TOKE THEILADE, Feb 10 – Our panel discuss transfers, the FNL and the naturalisation of foreign players for the Russian national team.

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Can Seydou Doumbia Take Over Tyneside?

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 10 – After six months in Moscow with changing luck, Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia now finds himself in Newcastle, but will he succeed?


Witsel Transfer Details Exposed

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 09 – Football Leaks has exposed Axel Witsel’s transfer details, and thus revealed an intriguing clause that gave them exclusive rights to two of Benfica’s players.


Rinat Dasaev’s dark days at the Nervión

By JOEL AMORIM, Feb 09 – Dasaev was, despite the less positive moments, one of the best, if not the best goalkeeper of his generation, but his only stint away from the Soviet Union was nothing but unglamourous and, in a way, forced him to abandon football without the glory a footballer of his quality standards should have deserved.

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Baye Oumar Niasse – Lokomotiv’s Latest Export to England

By KONSTANTIN EVGRAFOV , Feb 07 – Baye Oumar Niasse is the latest in a long line of Lokomotiv strikers who have moved to England, but how will the Senegalese perform for Everton?


Kontantin Beskov – The Muscovite Tactician

By VINCENT TANGUY , Feb 06 – A look at the legendary Muscovite player and coach Konstantin Beskov, and his contribution to the development of football in Moscow and especially Spartak.

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Anton Miranchuk: An Eternal Runner-up or the New Russian Football Star?

By STEFANO CONFORTI , Feb 04 – With Anton Miranchuk’s loan move to Estonia it could look like he is trying to step out of his twin brother’s shadow, and that is important for both Anton himself as well as Lokomotiv.

Seydou Doumbia and Ahmed Musa celebrating CSKA's championship in 2014.

CSKA’s Scorecard – The Attacking Line

By RULI ENDEPE , Feb 03 – CSKA Moscow slowed down after a brilliant start to the season, and the club currently find themselves with problems in the attacking line.

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The End for Arshavin?

By TOKE THEILADE , Feb 01 – Andrey Arshavin has been released by Kuban Krasnodar, and the big question now is whether or not the former star will retire.


Kokorin has missed his last chance to test himself against the best.

By THOMAS GILES, Feb 01 – While Zenit have made a great deal signing Aleksandr Kokorin, the striker himself might have missed his last shot of testing himself against the best players.

Yuri Zhirkov and Aleksandr Kokorin during their first practice with Zenit.

Kokorin Signing Proves Zenit’s Dominance

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 31 – Yuri Zhirkov and Aleksandr Kokorin have both joined Zenit from Dinamo, and with this transfer Zenit once again prove themselves as the most powerful club in Russia.


Nemanja Vidic and Three Other Serbs Who Shone In Russia

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 31 – A look back at some of the most succesful Serbs who have ever graced the Russian Premier League.