Missing salaries and results: the poor state of Rubin Kazan

Few Premier League clubs entered this season with bigger momentum and more excitement than Rubin Kazan. After years of underachieving, the pride of Tatarstan was once again supposed to challenge the country's big boys. Over the summer, Rubin went from being in the hands of the local government of the Republic of Tatarstan to the republic's biggest private company, Tatar-American Investment and Finance, also known as TAIF. This saw the club receive an influx of cash, which was spent on … [Read more...]

RFN Podcast 05/11/2015: Ownership problems and the rise of Ural and Rostov

Thomas Giles hosts the Russian Football News podcast and is joined by writers Andrew Flint and Ilya Sokolov. The trio discuss the ownership problems at both Lokomotiv and Dynamo Moscow as well as the rise of recent strugglers Ural and Rostov. https://soundcloud.com/russian-football-news/russian-football-news-podcast-2-ownership-problems-and-the-rise-of-ural-and-rostov     … [Read more...]