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Solomon Kverkvelia – From Liverpool Target to Lokomotiv

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 23 – Solomon Kverkvelia was recently linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but after six months away from the spotlight, his next destination is less fashionable.

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Preview: Zenit St. Petersburg – Anderlecht

By ANDREW FLINT, Feb 21 – Zenit lost 2-0 away against Anderlecht, so the Blue-White-Sky Blues are under pressure before the return leg.

Preview: Sparta Prague – FC Rostov

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 22 – Preview for FC Rostov’s Europa League away game against Sparta Prague.

Preview: Fenerbahce – FC Krasnodar

By ANDREW FLINT, Feb 21 – Preview for the Europa League clash between Fenerbahce and FC Krasnodar on Wednesday the 22nd of February.

Russian Club Owners: Leonid Fedun (Spartak Moscow) – A Dinamo Fan in Charge of Spartak Moscow

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 20 – When Leonid Fedun bought Spartak Moscow in 2003, the fans were optimistic, but in the 14 years that have passed since, the Red-Whites are yet to win a title.

‘Strip Russia’ campaign aiming for World Cup 2018

By ALAN MOORE, Feb 18 – The attacks on Russia and the upcoming World Cup continues, but remains hypocritical argues the author of this piece.

Why I’m Glad Steven Caulker Didn’t Join Lokomotiv Moscow

By STEFANO CONFORTI, Feb 17 – Steven Caulker almost joined Lokomotiv in January, but his transfer was cancelled in the last minute, which was great according to the author of this article.

Poise, Persistence, Perfection – An Ode to Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

By JOHN TORRIE, Feb 16 – Anatoliy Tymoshchuk recently retired after a long and successful career, and the beautiful game is a lesser place without the Ukrainian maestro.

FC Rostov – Sparta Prague Preview: Can the European Adventure Continue?

By TOKE THEILADE Feb 15 – Rostov had a quiet winter break, but unlike other teams, they didn’t need new signings. Now they hope to defeat Sparta Prague, who beat Krasnodar last season.

Krasnodar – Fenerbahce Preview: A Chance for the New Boys to Shine

By ANDREW FLINT, Feb 14 – As the Europa League knockout stages begin this week, we bring you a preview of Krasnodar’s clash with Fenerbahçe

Anderlecht – Zenit Preview: Can Zenit Continue Their European March?

By ARTËM MAKAREVITCH, Feb 13 – Zenit have impressed in Europe so far this season, but after the long winter break, it is difficult to know whether or not they are ready for the Europa League fixture against Anderlecht.

Keisuke Honda – The Emperor Who Lost his Way

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 12 – Keisuke Honda was a fantastic player for CSKA Moscow, but the cynical and individualistic approach of the Japanese has tainted his legacy in Russia.

The FNL Cup – And Why It Matters

By ANDREW FLINT, Feb 11 – As the hotly-anticipated FNL Cup kicks off today, we take a look at the history of the second-tier tournament and what the future holds in store for it