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Photo gallery Italy-Russia

Russians Anastasia Belikova (left) and Ekaterina Gamova block the Italian attack of Elisa Togut

Manuela Leggeri (ITA) attacks

Russia happy with a point

A Russia three block of Elena Plotnikova (14), Anastasia Belikova (3) and Ekaterina Gamova (11) against the attack of Simona Rinieri (ITA)

Ekaterina Gamova (RUS) hits the ball through the Italian block of Elisa Togut (left) and Manuela Leggeri

Francesca Piccinini (ITA) triesa to push the ball over Russian Elena Plotnikova

Italian tifosi

Russia takes the first set

Russian captain Evguenia Artamonova

The Italian setter Eleonora Lo Bianco

Anna Vania Mello (ITA)

Italy wins the second set against Russia

Anastasia Belikova (RUS)