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The Black Secret of Luzhniki – Between Memory and Oblivion

By VINCENT TANGUY, 20 Oct – Today marks the 35th anniversary of the greatest tragedy in Russian football history – the Luzhniki Disaster.


Interview with Maksym Kalynychenko, Part Two: The FNL, Spartak under Oleg Romantsev, and more.

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Barcelona 1-2 Rubin Kazan – The Greatest Giant Killing in European History?

By DAVID SANSUN, 20 Oct – Our Rubin expert David Sansun looks back at one of the greatest giant-killings in European history, and arguably the most successful result in the history of Rubin itself. Here’s how the match went down.

Europa League Preview: FC Sheriff Tiraspol – Lokomotiv Moscow

By STEFANO CONFORTI, 18 Oct – We preview tomorrow’s UEFA Europa League Group game between Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Sheriff Tiraspol. Lokomotiv will be looking to continue their impressive European form this season against the Moldovan minnows, here are all the details you need to know on the Railwaymen.

Europa League Preview: Zenit St. Petersburg – Rosenborg BK

By LUKAS MÜLLER, 18 Oct – We preview tomorrow’s UEFA Europa League Group game between Zenit St. Petersburg and Rosenborg BK. Zenit lost for the first time this season in their last game, how will they respond?

RFPL Week 13: Results & Team of the Week

BY DAVID SANSUN, JAMES NICKELS and TOKE THEILADE, 17 Oct – Here are all the results from last weekend’s Week 13 action of the Russian Football Premier League in our inaugural RFN Team of the Week.

Champions League Preview: CSKA Moscow – FC Basel

By RULI ENDEPE, 17 Oct – We preview tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League Group game between CSKA Moscow and FC Basel. The army men have a strong record against Swiss teams, can this continue?

Champions League Preview: Spartak Moscow – Sevilla

By JAMES NICKELS, 16 Oct – We preview tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League Group game between Spartak Moscow and Sevilla FC, will the People’s Team shock Sevilla in Moscow with their resurging form?

Pavel Pogrebnyak – A Constant Reminder of Dinamo’s Chaos

By TOKE THEILADE, Oct 16 – The expectations were huge when Pavel Pogrebnyak returned from his adventures abroad to Dinamo Moscow a two years ago, but his stint there has been nothing short of a failure.

Anzhi, are you OK?

By DAVID SANSUN, Oct 15 – Almost halfway through the season, Anzhi Makhachkala are dead last in the Premier League, but what has gone wrong in Dagestan?

RFPL Week 13: Betting Advice and Previews

By ANDREW FLINT, ARTËM MAKAREVITCH, JAMES NICKELS, TOKE THELILADE & WILL BAUMGARDNER, Oct 13 – Betting Advice and Previews for all eight games of week thirteen of the Russian Football Premier League.

International Preview: Russia – Iran

By JAMES NICKELS, 10 Oct – We preview tonight’s Friendly International game between Russia and Iran at the Kazan Arena. Here’s what we think is in store for Sbornaya fans.

Russian Winters: Andrei Kanchelskis Autobiography Review

By ANDREW FLINT & TOKE THEILADE, 10 Oct – Andrei Kanchelskis has written his autobiography in English. Read RFN’s lowdown on the chronicle of one of Russia’s first truly great players.

RIP Konstantin Sarsania, the Sports Director Behind Zenit’s Success

By TOKE THEILADE, Oct 08 – Zenit St. Petersburg’s sports director, Konstantin Sarsania, passed away Saturday. We look back at the life of one of the most important characters in recent Zenit history.