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Spartak is Gearing Up for Championship Run

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 17 – Spartak Moscow have made some impressive signings this winter, and the Red-Whites looks ready to fight for the title in the spring.

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Russia’s Race From the World Cup

By ALAN MOORE, Jan 15 – As we get closer to the 2018 World Cup, the high ranking Russian politicians seems eager to get rid of the World Cup as the country finds itself in the middle of a PR disaster.

RFN Top 50 2016: 3-1

By TOKE THEILADE & ANDREW FLINT, Jan 14 The RFN Top 50 finally reaches its conclusion, and from a possible 500, the top two were separated by a single voting point.

RFN Top 50 2016: 10-4

By ANDREW FLINT & TOKE THEILADE, Jan 13 Rostov’s fairytale journey to the Champions League has seen a heavy showing at the business end of the ranking, but one Zenit star has dropped out of the top 3.

RFN Top 50 2016: 20-11

By THOMAS GILES & DAVID SANSUN, Jan 12 – Axel Witsel, Aleksandr Samedov and Vedran Corluka are just some of the players ranked between 20-11 in this year’s RFN Top 50.

RFN Top 50 2016: 35 – 21

By JAMES NICKELS, Jan 11 – The RFN Top 50 2016 ranks the best players in the RFPL i 2016. In this piece we look at the players ranked 35-21.

RFN Top 50 2016: 50-36

By JACK BERESFORD – The RFN Top 50 ranks the 50 best players in the RFPL in 2016. We kick off with the players ranked 50 to 36.

A Look at the Current State of the RFPL

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 09 – As the RFPL teams are returning from the Christmas break, we take a look at the current state of the Russian Football Premier League.

The Russian Revolution at Sarrià

By JOEL AMORIM, Jan 08 – Espanyol’s Russian quartet is often forgotten when the achievements of Soviet / Russian players who left the USSR, after or before the fall of the empire, are being discussed, but the truth is that they wrote history in their own way, helping “Los Pericos” secure a place in the Spanish top tier, when no one really believed that such feat would be possible.

The threat from China on the RFPL

By MARTIN LOWE, Jan 07 – The previous six months have seen the RFPL lose two of its biggest profiles, Hulk and Axel Witsel, to China, but what does the Chinese threat mean to the Russian clubs?

Is Stan the Man to Lead Russia?

By JOHN TORRIE, Jan 06 – Sbornaya head coach Stanislav Cherchesov started well, but has since done little to impress, and the optimism of this writer is slowly disappearing.

Kouassi Eboue – From Akakro to Glasgow

By JOHN GORROD, Jan 05 – Kouassi Eboue has developed a lot since joining FC Krasnodar, and now the Ivorian looks set to join Scottish powerhouse Celtic.

Mid-Season Review: Tom Tomsk

By STEPHEN FENTON, Jan 04 – Tom Tomsk have had an awful start to the season, and the club’s financial problems ensure the second half won’t be much better.