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Russia’s representatives

By ANDREW MACIVER, Dec 16 Andrew MacIver take a closer look at the Russian clubs performances in the European tournaments this season.



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Yevgeni Bushmanov – The Man Who Is Bringing “Hope” To Russian Football’s Future

By JOEL AMORIM, Dec 14 – A closer look at the splendid work of the Siberian manager who is, at the same time, preparing Spartak’s and the Russian football’s future.


The Dark Side of Russian Football by Natalia Kurkina

As we all know, the 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia. This is a massive victory for Russian football, and an incredible opportunity for the country to alter the generally negative image recently created by the Ukrainian conflict, a chance to show that the gap caused by the Cold War isolation had been […]


FNL Half Term Report

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 27 – As the FNL closes for winter, we take a look at some of the issues that remain unresolved.


FC Tyumen 0 – 1 Krylia Sovetov Samara

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 24 – Krylia beat Tyumen by a single goal in the last match before the winter break in game week 21 in the FNL.


What does Zenit’s new basketball team mean for the football club?

By THOMAS GILES, Nov 21 – We take a look at the impact of St Petersburg’s new basketball outfit adopting the Zenit name on the football team


My First Encounter with Russian Football

By TOKE THEILADE, Nov 16 In 2005 I had my first encounter with Russian football, when the Danish U21 faced Russia in the finale playoff match before the 2006 U21 EURO.


The Simplicity Of Dmitry Alenichev’s Arsenal Tula

By JOEL AMORIM, Nov 10 – A look at Dmitri Alenichev’s work at Arsenal Tula and on how one of Oleg Romantsev’s brightest disciples might become the best Russian head coach in years to come.

Yannick Bolli injured as Telenkov looks on (photo by Timofei Ger)

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

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 11 – October installment of a review of FC Tyumen’s season.


Behind Enemy Lines: A CSKA Fan in Manchester

By ANDREW MACIVER, Nov 8 – Our RFN contributor and CSKA supporter on watching the Army Men’s historic victory in Manchester, no matter the UEFA ban.


Russia’s 2018 Dream Can Turn Into a Nightmare

By TOKE THEILADE, Nov 8 – The World Cup in 2018 has been described as a dream for the Russian people, but some underlying structures in the Russian Premier League can make it a nightmare.


Girl (Steam) Power

By NATALIA KURKINA, Nov 6 – Why we should love the game and keep our passion, above all else. From a die-hard Lokomotiv Moscow supporter.


FC Tyumen 2-1 Volga Nizhny Novgorod

By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 4 – Tyumen get back to winning ways with an eventful encounter against Volga Nizhny Novgorod in game week 17 of the FNL.