Russia men's national volleyball team

The Russia men's national volleyball team is governed by the Russian Volleyball Federation and took part in international volleyball competitions.

Russia
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Nickname(s)Reds Caesar Land
AssociationRussian Volleyball Federation
Head coachFinlandTuomas Sammelvuo
FIVB ranking3 (as of 27 May 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances14 (First in 1964)
Best resultGold (1964 (USSR)), (1968 (USSR)), (1980 (USSR)), (2012)
World Championship
Appearances18 (First in 1949)
Best resultGold 1949 (USSR), 1952 (USSR), 1960 (USSR), 1962 (USSR), 1978 (USSR), 1982 (USSR))
World Cup
Appearances11 (First in 1965)
Best resultSimple gold cup.svg 1965 (USSR), 1977 (USSR), 1981 (USSR), 1991 (USSR), 1999, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances28 (First in 1950 (as USSR))
Best resultGold 1950 (USSR), 1951 (USSR), 1967 (USSR), 1971 (USSR), 1975 (USSR), 1977 (USSR), 1979 (USSR), 1981 (USSR), 1983 (USSR), 1985 (USSR), 1987 (USSR), 1991 (USSR), 2013, 2017)
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Honours
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Team (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Team (URS)
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal Team (URS)
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Team (URS)
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tokyo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Team (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1949 Czechoslovakia (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1952 Soviet Union (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1960 Brazil (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1962 Soviet Union (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1978 Italy (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1982 Argentina (URS)
Silver medal – second place 1974 Mexico (URS)
Silver medal – second place 1986 France (URS)
Silver medal – second place 2002 Argentina
Bronze medal – third place 1956 France (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Czechoslovakia (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Brazil (URS)
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1965 Poland (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1977 Japan (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1981 Japan (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Japan (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1999 Japan
Gold medal – first place 2011 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1985 Japan (URS)
Silver medal – second place 2007 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1969 East Germany (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Japan (URS)
World Grand Champions Cup
Silver medal – second place 2013 Japan
World League
Gold medal – first place 2002 Belo Horizonte
Gold medal – first place 2011 Gdańsk
Gold medal – first place 2013 Mar del Plata
Silver medal – second place 1993 São Paulo
Silver medal – second place 1998 Milan
Silver medal – second place 2000 Rotterdam
Silver medal – second place 2007 Katowice
Silver medal – second place 2010 Córdoba
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Milan (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Rotterdam
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Moscow
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Katowice
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Moscow
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Rio de Janeiro
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Belgrade
Nations League
Gold medal – first place 2018 Lille
Gold medal – first place 2019 Chicago
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1950 Bulgaria (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1951 France (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1967 Turkey (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1971 Italy (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1975 Yugoslavia (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1977 Finland (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1979 France (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1981 Bulgaria (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1983 East Germany (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1985 Netherlands (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1987 Belgium (URS)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Germany (URS)
Gold medal – first place 2013 Denmark/Poland
Gold medal – first place 2017 Poland
Silver medal – second place 1999 Austria
Silver medal – second place 2005 Italy/Serbia and Montenegro
Silver medal – second place 2007 Russia
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Czechoslovakia (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Romania (URS)
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Germany
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Baku Team
European League
Gold medal – first place 2005 Kazan
Silver medal – second place 2004 Opava
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2009 Belgrade Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Shenzhen Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kazan Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Gwangju Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Taipei Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Sicily Team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Beijing Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Naples Team
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Seattle Team

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, four Olympic Games, six World Cups and 14 European Championships.

In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the International Volleyball Federation suspended all Russian national teams, clubs, and officials, as well as beach and snow volleyball athletes, from all events, and stripped Russia of the right to host the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in August 2022, and will relocate 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League games that were to be in Russia in June and July.[1][2] The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) also banned all Russian national teams, clubs, and officials from participating in European competition, and suspended all members of Russia from their respective functions in CEV organs.[3]

HistoryEdit

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948,0 and the following year they sent a team to compete in the first World Championship.[citation needed]

In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the International Volleyball Federation suspended all Russian national teams, clubs, and officials, as well as beach and snow volleyball athletes, from all events, and stripped Russia of the right to host the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship in August 2022, and will relocate games that were to be in Russia in June and July.[4][5] The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) also banned all Russian national teams, clubs, and officials from participating in European competition, and suspended all members of Russia from their respective functions in CEV organs.[6]

MedalsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Olympic Games 4 4 3 11
World Championship 6 3 3 12
World Cup 6 2 2 10
World Grand Champions Cup 0 1 0 1
World League 3 5 7 15
Nations League 2 0 0 2
European Championship 14 3 5 22
European Games 0 0 1 1
European League 1 1 0 2
Summer Univesiade 4 1 3 8
Goodwill Games 1 1 0 2
Total 41 21 24 86

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1949 Final Group Champions 8 8 0 24 2 Squad
  1952 Final Group Champions 8 8 0 24 0 Squad
  1956 Final Group 3rd Place 11 9 2 30 10 Squad
  1960 Final Group Champions 10 10 0 24 5 Squad
  1962 Final Group Champions 11 11 0 33 6 Squad
  1966 Final Group 3rd Place 11 7 4 29 15 Squad
  1970 Final Group 6th Place 11 6 5 22 16 Squad
  1974 Final Group 2nd Place 11 8 3 27 10 Squad
  1978 Final Group Champions 9 9 0 27 3 Squad
  1982 Final Champions 9 9 0 27 2 Squad
  1986 Final Runners-up 8 7 1 22 5 Squad
  1990 Semifinals 3rd Place 7 5 2 18 6 Squad
  1994 Quarterfinals 7th Place 7 4 3 15 11 Squad
  1998 5th–8th places 5th Place 12 10 2 33 11 Squad
  2002 Final Runners-up 9 6 3 21 15 Squad
  2006 5th–8th semifinals 7th Place 11 8 3 26 10 Squad
  2010 5th place match 5th place 9 7 2 24 10 Squad
  2014 5th place match 5th place 12 9 3 30 13 Squad
    2018 Third round 6th place 13 7 6 23 14 Squad
  2022 Banned by FIVB
Total 6 Titles 19/19 187 148 39 479 164

World CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1965 Champions 7 6 1 20 7 Squad
  1969 3rd Place 6 4 2 13 8 Squad
  1977 Champions 8 7 1 23 5 Squad
  1981 Round Robin Champions 7 7 0 21 2 Squad
  1985 Round Robin Runners-up 7 5 2 18 8 Squad
  1989 Round Robin 3rd Place 7 5 2 16 11 Squad
  1991 Round Robin Champions 8 7 1 22 4 Squad
  1995 Did not participate
  1999 Round Robin Champions 11 9 2 31 11 Squad
  2003 Did not participate
  2007 Round Robin Runners-up 11 9 2 29 9 Squad
  2011 Round Robin Champions 11 10 1 30 8 Squad
  2015 Round Robin 4th place 11 8 3 25 12 Squad
  2019 Round Robin 6th place 11 5 6 20 23 Squad
Total 6 Titles 12/14 105 82 23 268 108

World Grand Champions CupEdit

  • 2013  Silver medal

European ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1948 Did not enter
  1950 Round Robin Champions 5 5 0 15 0 Squad
  1951 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 0 Squad
  1955 Final Group 4th Place 10 7 3 25 12 Squad
  1958 Final Group 3rd Place 11 8 3 29 13 Squad
  1963 Final Group 3rd Place 9 6 3 24 16 Squad
  1967 Final Group Champions 10 10 0 30 6 Squad
  1971 Final Group Champions 6 5 1 15 4 Squad
  1975 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 3 Squad
  1977 Final Champions 7 6 1 19 5 Squad
  1979 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 3 Squad
  1981 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 3 Squad
  1983 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 3 Squad
  1985 Final Group Champions 7 7 0 21 2 Squad
  1987 Final Champions 7 7 0 21 5 Squad
  1989 Semifinals 4th Place 7 5 2 17 10 Squad
  1991 Final Champions 7 7 0 21 1 Squad
  1993 Semifinals 3rd Place 7 6 1 18 6 Squad
  1995 Groups Round 5th Place 7 5 2 18 8 Squad
  1997 Groups Round 5th Place 7 4 3 16 9 Squad
  1999 Final Runners-up 5 4 1 13 5 Squad
  2001 Semifinals 3rd Place 7 5 2 15 11 Squad
  2003 Semifinals 3rd Place 7 7 0 21 4 Squad
  2005 Final Runners-up 7 6 1 20 10 Squad
  2007 Final Runners-up 8 7 1 23 7 Squad
  2009 Semifinals 4th Place 8 6 2 20 10 Squad
   2011 Semifinals 4th Place 6 4 2 15 8 Squad
   2013 Final Champions 7 6 1 18 7 Squad
   2015 Quarter-finals 6th Place 4 3 1 9 4 Squad
  2017 Final Champions 7 7 0 18 2 Squad
     2019 Quarter-finals 5th Place 7 6 1 19 5 Squad
     2021 Quarter-finals 7th Place 7 5 2 16 11 Squad
Total 14 Titles 30/31 223 189 33 601 193

European LeagueEdit

  • 2004  Silver medal
  • 2005  Gold medal

Goodwill GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Goodwill Games record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL
  1986 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 6
  1990 Final Runners up 5 3 2 12 8
Total 1 Titles 2/2 10 8 2 27 14

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Russian roster in the 2020 Summer Olympics.[7]

Head coach: Tuomas Sammelvuo

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2020-21 club
1 Yaroslav Podlesnykh 3 September 1994 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Dinamo Moscow
4 Artem Volvich 22 June 1990 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Zenit Kazan
7 Dmitry Volkov 25 May 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Fakel Novy Urengoy
9 Ivan Iakovlev 17 April 1995 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg
10 Denis Bogdan 13 October 1996 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Fakel Novy Urengoy
11 Pavel Pankov 14 August 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Dinamo Moscow
15 Viktor Poletaev 27 July 1995 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg
17 Maxim Mikhaylov 19 March 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Zenit Kazan
18 Egor Kliuka 15 June 1995 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 370 cm (150 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg
20 Ilyas Kurkaev 18 January 1994 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
24 Igor Kobzar (C) 13 April 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Kuzbass Kemerovo
27 Valentin Golubev 3 May 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Belogorie

CoachesEdit

 
Russia team in final World League 2011

Kit providersEdit

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Champion
Mizuno

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "These are the sports that Russia has been suspended from". CNN.
  2. ^ "A glance at reaction of sports to Russian invasion". Associated Press. 3 March 2022.
  3. ^ "European Volleyball Federation bans Russian, Belarusian teams, officials from European competition".
  4. ^ "These are the sports that Russia has been suspended from". CNN.
  5. ^ "A glance at reaction of sports to Russian invasion". Associated Press. 3 March 2022.
  6. ^ "European Volleyball Federation bans Russian, Belarusian teams, officials from European competition".
  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Volleyball - Olympic Results by Discipline". olympics.com. Retrieved 11 August 2021.[dead link]

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