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FC Tyumen 0-1 Anzhi Makhachkala

By Andrew Flint, Oct 20 – An account of the build up and match report as Anzhi took all three points at the Geolog Stadium on match day 15.



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Yekaterinburg Snow Freezes Spartak

By CONNOR O’NEIL, Oct 20 – A big win in snowy Yekaterinburg for Ural against Spartak, along with the rest of the RPL results over the weekend.


CSKA vs. Man City Preview

By ANDREW MACIVER, Oct 20 – Thoughts on CSKA’s 3-match stadium ban, anti-racism efforts from CSKA fans and the Army club’s chances against Man City.


FC Tyumen v Anzhi Makhachkala Special Preview

By ANDREW FLINT, Oct 18 – A special look at FC Tyumen’s biggest game of the season against Anzhi Makhachkala.


When Will the Glory Years Return to Dynamo Moscow?

By SHANE BURNS, Oct 16 – Dynamo Moscow are a club in desperate need of success. We take a look at how far the club is from the glory days of the mid-20th century.


Diary of an Englishman in Siberia – September Review of FC Tyumen

By ANDREW FLINT, Oct 8 – September review of FC Tyumen, everyone’s favourite Siberian team.


CSKA Fans Fight Back – Interview With #CSKAFansAgainstRacism Campaign

By TOKE THEILADE, Oct 8 – Interview with the guy behind the social media campaign #CSKAFansAgainstRacism.

Cleyton celebrates his opening goal (photo by Timofei Ger)

FC Tyumen 4 – 1 Sibir Novosibirsk

By ANDREW FLINT, Oct 7 – FC Tyumen return to form by thrashing Sibir Novosibirsk in week 13 of the FNL

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Pavel Sadyrin: A Man Ahead Of His Time

By JOEL AMORIM, Oct 4 – A look at Pavel Sadyrin’s career, one of the brightest minds ever to pass through modern football, but one that sadly has gone without proper recognition in our time.


FC Krasnodar – New Kid On The Block

By TOKE THEILADE, Oct 2 – It was no coincidence when FC Krasnodar eliminated Spanish side Real Sociedad in Europa League qualifiers with a 3-0 victory at home. Rather, it was the culmination of seven years of hard work from one of Russia’s most exciting new clubs.

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Report: Zenit St. Petersburg 0 – 0 Monaco

By THOMAS GILES, Oct 1 – Zenit take a point at home vs. Monaco; player ratings and analysis from RFN’s Zenit man.


Torpedo, Moscow’s Forgotten Team

By SHANE BURNS, Sept 29 – When you talk of football in Moscow there are many names that come to your mind, but one that is further away from most people’s imagination is that of Torpedo Moscow.

Lev Yashin with his Balon d'Or award.

Lev Yashin: The Black Panther Who Changed the Goalkeeper Position

By TOKE THEILADE, Sept 28 – Lev Yashin was perhabs the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football. Not only did he win the prestigious Balon d’Or award, he also changed the game entirely.