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 Vladimir Alekno
FIVB ranking 5 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 12 (First in 1964)
Best result Gold (1964, 1968, 1980, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances 18 (First in 1949)
Best result Gold (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982)
World Cup
Appearances 11 (First in 1965)
Best result Gold (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1999, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances 28 (First in 1950)
Best result Gold (1950, 1951, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2013)
www.volley.ru (Russian)

The Russia men's national volleyball team is the national volleyball team of Russia. It is governed by the Russian Volleyball Federation and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Russia winning Four Olympic Games in years (1964, 1968, 1980 and 2012), six World Championship (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, and 1982), six World Cup (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1999 and 2011), three World League and thirteen in European Championship.

FIVB considers Russia as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).

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]

Soviet Union
  • 19641st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19681st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19723rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19762nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19801st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 1984 – Qualified but later withdrew
  • 19882nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
Unified Team (CIS)
  • 1992 – 7th place
Russia
  • 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]

Soviet Union
  • 19491st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19521st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19563rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19601st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19621st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19663rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 1970 – 6th place
  • 19742nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19781st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19821st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19862nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19903rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
Russia
  • 1994 – 7th place
  • 1998 – 5th place
  • 20022nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 2006 – 7th place
  • 2010 – 5th place
  • 2014 – 5th place

World Cup[edit]

Soviet Union
  • 19651st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19693rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19771st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19811st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19852nd, silver medalist(s) Silver medal
  • 19893rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19911st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
Russia
  • 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]

Soviet Union
  • 1990 – 4th place
  • 19913rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
CIS
  • 1992 – 6th place
Russia
  • 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]

Soviet Union
  • 19501st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19511st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 1955 – 4th place
  • 19583rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19633rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze medal
  • 19671st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19711st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19751st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19771st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19791st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19811st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19831st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19851st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 19871st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
  • 1989 – 4th place
  • 19911st, gold medalist(s) Gold medal
Russia
  • 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 men's volleyball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1][2] ‹See Tfd›view · talk

Head coach: Vladimir Alekno

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015–16 club
1 Kobzar, IgorIgor Kobzar 13 April 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 315 cm (124 in) Russia Zenit Kazan
5 Grankin, SergeySergey Grankin 21 January 1985 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 320 cm (130 in) Russia Dynamo Moscow
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 Tetyukhin, SergeySergey Tetyukhin (C) 23 September 1975 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 338 cm (133 in) Russia Belogorie Belgorod
11 Ashchev, AndreyAndrey Ashchev 10 May 1983 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 338 cm (133 in) Russia Zenit Kazan
12 Bakun, KonstantinKonstantin Bakun 15 March 1985 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 325 cm (128 in) Russia Gazprom-Ugra Surgut
14 Volvich, ArtemArtem Volvich 22 January 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
16 Verbov, AlekseyAleksey Verbov (L) 31 January 1982 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 310 cm (120 in) Russia Zenit Kazan
17 Mikhaylov, MaximMaxim Mikhaylov 19 March 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Russia Zenit Kazan
18 Volkov, AleksandrAleksandr Volkov 14 February 1985 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Russia Ural Ufa
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 Ermakov, ArtemArtem Ermakov 16 March 1982 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 323 cm (127 in) 313 cm (123 in) Russia Dynamo Moscow

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. ^ "Alekno made a choice. Who will play for Russia at the Olympics-2016". 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Russia FIVB Olympic Profile". FIVB. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 

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