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Russia men's national volleyball team

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.

Russia
Logo russiavolley.png
Nickname(s)Reds Caesar Land
AssociationVolleyball Federation Of Russia
ConfederationCEV
Head coachTuomas Sammelvuo
FIVB ranking5 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1996)
Best resultGold (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 resultGold (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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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 14 European Championships. All Olympic medals of the Soviet Union were inherited by Russia, but not combined together with the medal count of the Russian Federation.

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HistoryEdit

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.

MedalsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Olympic Games 4 3 3 10
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
Total 40 19 24 83

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 Automatically qualified as hosts
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 Qualified
Total 6 Titles 11/13 94 77 17 248 85

World Grand Champions CupEdit

  • 2013  Silver medal

European ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1950 Did not compete
  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 4th 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 Quarterfinals 6th Place 4 3 1 9 4 Squad
  2017 Final Champions 7 7 0 18 2 Squad
    2019 Future event
Total 14 Titles 29/30 209 178 30 566 177

European LeagueEdit

  • 2004  Silver medal
  • 2005  Gold medal

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Russian roster in the 2019 Men's Nations League.[1]

Head coach: Tuomas Sammelvuo

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Pavel Pankov 14 August 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg
2 Ilya Vlasov 3 August 1995 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 345 cm (136 in)   Fakel Novy Urengoy
3 Dmitry Kovalyov 15 March 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Ural Ufa
4 Denis Zemchenok 11 August 1987 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 333 cm (131 in)   Belogorie
6 Anton Karpukhov 23 April 1988 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Kuzbass Kemerovo
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
8 Anton Semyshev 22 August 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Belogorie
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)   Fakel Novy Urengoy
10 Fedor Voronkov 10 December 1995 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   NOVA Novokuybyshevsk
11 Igor Filippov 19 March 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Ural Ufa
12 Aleksei Safonov 6 September 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 328 cm (129 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg
14 Yaroslav Podlesnykh 3 September 1994 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Kuzbass Kemerovo
15 Viktor Poletaev 27 July 1995 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Kuzbass Kemerovo
17 Maxim Mikhaylov 19 March 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Zenit Kazan
18 Egor Kliuka 15 June 1995 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Fakel Novy Urengoy
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
21 Evgeny Baranov 30 June 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Dinamo Moscow
22 Roman Martynyuk 13 April 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
23 Roman Poroshin 28 August 1995 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Belogorie
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
25 Inal Tavasiev 28 March 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 332 cm (131 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
28 Kirill Klets 15 March 1998 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys Haching
29 Kirill Ursov 13 February 1995 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Gazprom-Yugra Surgut
30 Alexey Samoylenko 23 June 1985 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Zenit Saint Petersburg

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

SponsorshipEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Russia". FIVB. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

External linksEdit