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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.


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?


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.