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Five Things We Learned From The Winter Break

By ANDREW FLINT, Mar 26 – We take a look at five things we learned from the winter break in Russian football



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From Soviet Golden Boy To Total Oblivion – Fragments Of Igor Dobrovolski’s Rutted Career

By JOEL AMORIM, Mar 21 – Igor Dobrovolski, the man who played for three different National teams during his troubled footballer’s career, could very well have been one of the best midfielders in the history of football, but he instead fell into the darkness of total oblivion.


Round Table: The spring season of RPL

By TOKE THEILADE, Mar 4 – In this Round Table our panel takes a closer look at what to expect from the spring season of 2015.


Amir Natcho – Russia’s Next Superstar?

By TOKE THEILADE, Feb 21 Toke Theilade takes a closer look at the bright young star Amir Natcho, who moved from Russia to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

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PSV Eindhoven v Zenit St. Petersburg – Europa League Preview

Thursday 19th February will be Zenit St. Petersburg’s first competitive game since the start of their winter break in which they trained in Qatar, Turkey and Spain. The squad that has flown to Holland to face PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League is as follows: Goalkeepers: Lodygin, Vasyutin, Baburin Defenders: Anyukov, Smolnikov, Garay, Neto, Zuev, […]

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Reaction to Hulk’s new Zenit contract.

News came through yesterday that Hulk had signed a contract extension with top of the table Zenit St. Petersburg until 2019, his original deal was due to expire in 2017. So what does this contract extension mean for Zenit and Hulk himself? The previous contract he received after his €60 million Euro move to Zenit […]


Vagner Love set to become the traitor of Moscow?

BY SHANE BURNS, Feb 6th. Former CSKA legend looks set to snub his ex-club and move to city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow in a deal worth €70,000 per week.


Zenit St. Petersburg – A mid season review.

Zenit are currently away at a winter break training camp in Qatar. This is a great opportunity for the players to get a bit of sun on their backs and train hard for a tough second half of the season in the Russian Premier League as well as the UEFA Europa League. Judging by the […]


What Happened to Russia’s succesful 2008 Squad?

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 20 – This article presents a closer look at, what happened to the 23 Russian players who participated in the 2008 EURO.

Russia's World Cup performance was one of the lows of 2014.

Round Table: Russian Football in 2014

By TOKE THEILADE, Jan 9 – In 2015’s first Round Table we discuss the events of 2014 and look towards an exciting 2015.

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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.


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 […]