Russia men's national volleyball team

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Russia
Logo russiavolley.png
Nickname(s) Reds Caesar Land
Association Volleyball Federation Of Russia
Confederation CEV
Head coach Sergey Shlyapnikov
FIVB ranking 5 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 6 (First in 1996)
Best result Gold 2012
World Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1994)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1995)
Best result 1999, 2011
European Championship
Appearances 12 (First in 1993)
Best result Gold 2013
www.volley.ru (in Russian)

The Russia men's national volleyball team is governed by the Russian Volleyball Federation and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Russia won one Olympic Games championship in 2012, two World Cup 1999 and 2011.

FIVB considers Russia as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992). The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948, a year after the foundation of the international governing body. The following year they sent a team to compete in the first FIVB Men’s World Championship and have been dominating the international scene ever since, having won six World Championships, six World Cups and 13 European Championships.

History[edit]

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and the following year they sent a team to compete in the first World Championship. They were soon regularly topping the podium at international competitions such as the Olympic Games, World Championship and European Championships and the World Cup.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1996 – 4th place
  • 20002nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20043rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20083rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20121st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2016 – 4th place
Russia Team at Olympic 2012

World Championship[edit]

  • 1994 – 7th place
  • 1998 – 5th place
  • 20022nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2006 – 7th place
  • 2010 – 5th place
  • 2014 – 5th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 1995 – Not qualified
  • 19991st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2003 – Not qualified
  • 20072nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20111st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2015 – 4th place

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

  • 20132nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal

World League[edit]

  • 19932nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1994 – 6th place
  • 1995 – 4th place
  • 19963rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19973rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19982nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 1999 – 4th place
  • 20002nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20013rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20021st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2003 – 7th place
  • 20063rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20072nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20083rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20093rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20102nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20111st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2012 – 8th place
  • 20131st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2014 – 5th place
  • 2015 – 8th place
  • 2016 – 7th place

European Championship[edit]

  • 19933rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1995 – 5th place
  • 1997 – 5th place
  • 19992nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20013rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20033rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 20052nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20072nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2009 – 4th place
  • 2011 – 4th place
  • 20131st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 2015 – 6th place

European League[edit]

  • 20042nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 20051st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Russian roster in the 2017 World League.[1]

Head coach: Sergey Shlyapnikov

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016–17 club
1 Antipkin, SergeySergey Antipkin 28 March 1986 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 323 cm (127 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
2 Vlasov, IlyaIlya Vlasov 3 August 1995 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 345 cm (136 in) Russia Fakel Novy Urengoy
3 Kovalyov, DmitryDmitry Kovalyov (C) 15 March 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Ural Ufa
4 Pankov, PavelPavel Pankov 14 August 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Kuzbass Kemerovo
5 Martynyuk, RomanRoman Martynyuk (L) 13 April 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Russia Belogorie Belgorod
6 Krotkov, ValentinValentin Krotkov (L) 1 September 1991 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Zenit Kazan
7 Volkov, DmitryDmitry Volkov 25 May 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Fakel Novy Urengoy
8 Biryukov, DenisDenis Biryukov 8 December 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 324 cm (128 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
9 Chefranov, AlexanderAlexander Chefranov 14 January 1987 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 349 cm (137 in) 323 cm (127 in) Russia Gazprom-Ugra Surgut
10 Feoktistov, EgorEgor Feoktistov 22 June 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Ural Ufa
11 Likhosherstov, VadimVadim Likhosherstov 23 January 1989 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 356 cm (140 in) 336 cm (132 in) Russia Fakel Novy Urengoy
14 Shcherbinin, DmitryDmitry Shcherbinin 10 September 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
16 Kimerov, AlexanderAlexander Kimerov 11 September 1996 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
17 Ilinikh, DmitryDmitry Ilinikh 31 January 1987 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Dinamo Moscow
18 Zhigalov, MaximMaxim Zhigalov 26 July 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Belogorie Belgorod
19 Kliuka, EgorEgor Kliuka 15 June 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in) Russia Fakel Novy Urengoy
20 Kurkaev, IlyasIlyas Kurkaev 18 January 1994 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
21 Zelenkov, ArtemArtem Zelenkov (L) 6 August 1987 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in) Russia Dinamo Krasnodar

Coaches[edit]

Russia team in final World League 2011

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Russia national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Champion
Mizuno

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like VTB Bank and Rosneft, other sponsors: Rosoboronexport, Transmashholding, Gazprom, Aeroflot, Incom, SibCem and BDO International.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Russia". FIVB World League 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 

External links[edit]