A profile of Kuban Krasnodar.
With no domestic football since December, the Russian game is finally back. MTA previews the weekend’s fixtures.
Russia’s top clubs seem flush with cash at the moment, but what does that mean in terms of expectations?
The winter break has seen turbulence around the Russia league, but nowhere more than high-flying Kuban.
The season looked like a write-off for Dinamo Moscow, but with Spartak, Lokomotiv and Rubin struggling for momentum, could they return to European competition?
In a country where clubs vanish on a regular basis, is a rebirth anything to get excited about?
A profile of FC Krasnodar.
As the dust settles on the European football season, there is still the small matter of the Russian First Division left to deal with. With promotion to the Premier League still in the sights of three teams, who will end up celebrating at the end of a long, hard season?
Zenit may have won the title, but there is plenty more at stake in the Russian Premier League. Champions League qualification, Europa League consolation and relegation fights all hang in the balance with just two games to go.
Fakel Voronezh’s shocking season in the First Division is a harsh warning to teams being promoted too early from the regional leagues.