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Reactions From the Last Week of the RFPL

By JOHN GORROD, May 22 – Sunday, the curtain to the regular season of the RFPL fell. All that remains now are two times two relegation/promotion play-off games. We have gathered the best reactions from this weekend.


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Russian Football Premier League Week 30: Betting Advice and Previews

By ANDREW FLINT, JAMES NICKELS, DAVID SANSUN & ILYA SOKOLOV, May 20 – Previews and betting advice for week 30 of the Russian Football Premier League.

What’s at Stake in the Last Round of the RFPL?

By TOKE THEILADE, May 20 – The complete breakdown of where the action is at the last round of RFPL football this season.

RFN Friday Quiz: It is time to find out how much you know about Russian football

By TOKE THEILADE, May 19 – It is Friday, and that means we will test your knowledge of Russian football.

Dinamo Moscow’s 1945 Goodwill Tour of Britain

By JAMES NICKELS, May 18 – After the end of World War 2, Dinamo Moscow travelled to Britain on a goodwill tour, that turned out to be incredibly successful.

Timeline of the Renaming of Russian Top Flight Clubs

By ALEXEY SPEKTROWSKI, May 17 – Since the beginning of Soviet football, the top clubs have been renamed numerous times. This is a timeline over all the historic name changes, from 1921 to 2016.

Anti-Racism Inspector Aleksey Smertin Express Optimism About Upcoming Tournaments

By TOKE THEILADE, May 17 – RFU anti-racism inspector Aleksey Smertin was recently in Bahrain, where he spoke about Russia’s preparation for the upcoming international tournaments as well as his own task to fight racism in the country.

Russian Football Premier League Week 29: Betting Advice and Previews

By TOKE THEILADE, LUKAS MÜLLER, VINCENT TANGUY & ARTËM MAKAREVITCH, May 16 – Previews and betting advice for all eight games in week 29 of the Russian Football Premier League.

Reactions to Russia’s Confederations Cup Preliminary Squad

By JOHN GORROD, May 16 – Stanislav Cherchesov’s preliminary squad for the Confederations Cup had some surprises. Here’s how Russia reacted to it.

Massimo Carrera – Russia’s New Champion

By TOKE THEILADE, May 15 – Under the guidance of Massimo Carrera, Spartak Moscow have recently won the Russian championship, but what did the Italian change?

Russia Announce Confederations Cup Preliminary Squad

By TOKE THEILADE, May 15 – Monday morning, hed coach of Sbornaya Stanislav Cherchesov announced his preliminary squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup.

Does Russian Football Make Average Foreigners Look Good?

By DAVID SANSUN, May 12 – The transfer of Yoann Mollo to Zenit St. Petersburg raises the question – does Russian football make average players look good?

RFN Podcast – Spartak’s Title Win and Previewing the Final RFPL Matches

RFN PODCAST, May 12 – Host Thomas Giles is joined by regular guests Toke Theilade and Andrew Flint. They first discuss Spartak Moscow’s title win before previewing the final three Russian Football Premier League matches which will decide matters at the top and bottom of the table.