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Team manager ISKAKOV ANVYAR
Head coach ALEKNO Vladimir
Assistant coach OLIKHVER Ruslan
Doctor TREGUBOV YURY
Therapist / trainer KHROMENKOV Vladimir
Journalist BEZYAZYCHNYY Alexey
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Alexander Korneev Korneev 11.09.1980 200 96 348 339 Dinamo Moscow
2   Semen Poltavskiy Poltavskiy 08.02.1981 205 89 360 338 Yaroslavich
4 Pavel Kruglov Kruglov 17.09.1985 205 98 351 342 Dinamo
5   Pavel Abramov Abramov 23.04.1979 200 87 347 336 Iskra
6 Sergey Grankin Grankin 21.01.1985 195 96 351 320 Dinamo
8   Sergey Tetyukhin Tetyukhin 23.09.1975 197 89 345 338 Belogorie
C 9 Vadim Khamuttskikh Vadim 26.11.1969 196 85 342 331 Fakel Novy Urengoy
10   Yury Berezhko Berezhko 27.01.1984 196 93 346 338 ZENIT Kazan
13 Alexey Ostapenko Ostapenko 26.05.1986 208 94 355 340 Dinamo
15   Alexander Volkov Volkov 14.02.1985 210 100 355 338 ZENIT Kazan
L 16 Alexey Verbov Verbov 31.01.1982 183 79 315 310 ZENIT Kazan
18   Alexey Kuleshov Kuleshov 24.02.1979 206 100 353 344 Iskra
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

The USSR Volleyball Federation entered the FIVB in 1948 and already in 1949 participated in the official FIVB competition - the 1st Men's Volleyball World Championships.

Not once did the Men's National Team of the USSR participate in all international official competitions (Olympic Games, World and European Championships, World Cups).

It was the three-times Olympic Champion (1964, 1968, 1980), six-times World Champion (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982), four-times World Cup Winner (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 1999), twelve-times European Champion.

Since 1993 the USSR National Team is called the Russian National Team.

In 2002 the Russian National Team won the World League; in 1993, 1998 and 2000 was the second at the World League Finals and the third in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

In 1999 the Russian National Team took the first place at the World Cup, the second place at the European Championship and in 2001 the third place at the European Championship.

In 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney the Russian National Team took silver and in 2004 – bronze.

In 2007 the Russian National Team took the second place in the World Championships.

For years such Russian players as Zaitsev, Savin, Antonov, Shkurichin, Fomin, Olikhver, Kuznetsov played for the World All Stars Team in the FIVB Gala matches and were recognized as the best in many official FIVB competitions.

At the European Championship 2007 Semen POLTAVSKIY was recognized as the best MVP.

In 2002 the team won the World League. At the World League 2007 Yury BEREZHKO was recognized as the best attacker, Semen POLTAVSKYI as the best scorer and best server.

The Russian National Team is composed of the players from the Russian clubs: , ISKRA Odintsovo, DINAMO Moscow, DINAMO-TTG Kazan, DINAMO-YANTAR Kaliningrad, FAKEL Novy Urengoi, ZSK-GAZPROM Sugut, URAL Ufa

   

Vladimir Alekno started his Volleyball career in 1984 in the SKA Minsk Volleyball team. He also played for the following clubs: CSKA (USSR), Levski (Bulgaria), Asti (Italia), Spoletto (Italy), Cannes (France), Tours (France).

He is double USSR Champion, Champion of Bulgaria, Champion and Cup Winner of France.


As a head coach he worked in Tours (France) (1999-2004).
2003 – Cup Winner of France;
2004 – Champion of France;
2004 – Bronze Winner of European Champion League.

Since 2005 he has been working as Head Coach of Dinamo Moscow.
2006 – Champion of Russia; 2006 - Russian Cup Winner.

Since March 1, 2007 he is the Head Coach of the Russian Men’s National Team.

 

Personal facts:

 

Born 4.12.1966 in Polotsk

Married, two children