Russian League

Lokomotiv-Izumrud Returns to Russian SuperLeague After 6 Year Absence

The team, based in Russia’s 4th-largest city, were the 1999 Russian Champions, but were demoted after the 2011-2012 season.

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Vladimir Putin Grants Hero of Labor Title To Coach Nikolai Karpol

Vladimir Putin is yet another Russian head of state that recognizes Karpol’s brilliant career

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Poland & China to Host 2018 Club World Championships

Poland (2017 champions Zenit Kazan above) will host the men’s championship for the 2nd-straight year, while China will host the first of at least 2 consecutive years.

2018 Russian Women’s Roster Reportedly Includes Retired Sokolova

Russia has declared its 2018 international season roster, which reportedly includes 40-year old formerly retired hitter Lyubov Sokolova.

Vasileva Talks About Her Recovery, Hopes To Make It To 2018 FIVB WCH

Will Vasileva be able to play when the time comes?

“AK-47 Bullets Flew By Us” – Lukas Divis On Fan Violence In Turkey

What happens when some soccer fans take their passion into the volleyball arena?

Ural Ufa Extends Head Coach Daniele Bagnoli for 2nd Season

The former head coach of the Russian National Team will get a second year in his effort to rebuild Russia’s Ural Ufa men’s club team.

Russian Legend Sergey Tetyukhin Announces Retirement

Sergey Tetyukhin played in 6 Olympic Games, winning Gold in 2012

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Teammate Shines Light In Kevin Le Roux VS Dynamo Kazan Controversy

What were the reasons for Le Roux’s controversial departure from the Russian team?

Modena’s President Reacts To Ngapeth’s Transfer Announcement

The feud between Ngapeth and coach Stoytchev put Modena’s general management in an uncomfortable position, as both player and coach have a splendid relationship with the team’s president, Catia Pedrini.

Bulgarian Elitsa Vasileva Recovering from Shoulder Surgery

Bulgarian women’s national team star Elitsa Vasileva had arthroscopic surgery on her right shoulder on March 21, the first step in her recovery from the injury suffered in the Russian Superliga playoffs.

Earvin Ngapeth Announces His Transfer To Russia’s Zenit Kazan

The biggest transfer of the season so far

Zenit St. Petersburg Extends Contract With Cuban Star Oreol Camejo

The transaction will crown the player’s very productive 2017-18 Superleague season, in which he led Zenit to a 5th place finish with a 17-9 record

Spiridonov Suspended And Fined After Breaking Time Out Button (VIDEO)

Once again Spiridonov hurt his team because of his temper

“It wasn’t Easy Having Such A Successful Father” – Georg Grozer

Now at 33 years of age, Grozer has one last goal: to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. For that, he draws inspiration from his family.

Samotlor’s Piranein Proposes to Girlfriend at Team Arena

Sergei Piranein has had a big year. The 22-year old opposite was signed to play with Yugra-Samatlor Nizhnevartovsk in the Russian Superleague in December and on March 8, he proposed to his girlfriend at the team’s arena.

Belogorie Hires Alexander Kosarev As 4th Head Coach This Season

After just a few short weeks at the helm of Belogorie Belgorod in the Russian League, Vladimir Kuzyutkin was released as the team’s head coach and replaced by Alexander Kosarev.