FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 RUS / Russia

 
Team manager Artamonov Igor
Coach Klimkin Aleksandr
Assistant coach Bulychev Yury
Doctor Arutyunov Gurgen
Physiotherapist Grevtsov Pavel
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Sergey Antipkin Antipkin 28.03.1986 197 92 335 323 Dimano
  2   Denis Biriukov Biryukov 08.12.1988 202 93 352 324 Dinamo
  3 Pavel Kruglov Kruglov 17.09.1985 205 98 351 342 Dinamo
  4   Artem Volvich Volvich 22.01.1990 208 96 350 330 Zenit Kazan
  5 Sergey Grankin Grankin 21.01.1985 195 96 351 320 Belogorie
  6   Evgeny Sivozhelez Sivozhelez 06.08.1986 196 90 330 320 Zenit Kazan
  7 Nikolay Pavlov Pavlov 22.05.1982 196 93 342 321 Gubernia
  8   Sergey Tetyukhin Tetyukhin 23.09.1975 197 89 345 338 Belogorie
  9 Alexey Spiridonov Spiridonov 26.06.1988 196 96 347 328 Enisey
  10   Sergey Savin Savin 07.10.1988 201 92 343 325 Lokomotiv
  C 11 Andrey Ashchev Ashchev 10.05.1983 202 105 350 338 Zenit Kazan
  12   Alexander Butko Butko 18.03.1986 198 97 339 327 Zenit Kazan
  13 Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29.10.1988 218 104 375 347 Belogorie
  14   Alexander Abrosimov Abrosimov 25.08.1983 207 98 341 325 Lokomotiv
  15 Dmitriy Ilinykh Ilinykh 31.01.1987 201 92 338 330 Dinamo
  L 16   Alexey Verbov Verbov 31.01.1982 183 79 315 310 Zenit Kazan
  17 Maxim Mikhaylov Mikhaylov 19.03.1988 202 103 345 330 Zenit Kazan
  18   Pavel Moroz Moroz 26.02.1987 205 105 352 343 Lokomotiv
  19 Igor Kolodinsky Kolodinskiy 07.07.1983 197 92 340 325 Fakel NOVY URENGOY
  L 20   Alexey Obmochaev Obmochaev 22.05.1989 188 80 325 310 Dinamo
  21 Roman Bragin Bragin 17.04.1987 187 82 320 305 Belogorie
  22   Alexander Markin Markin 28.07.1990 196 94 350 330 Dinamo
  23 Ilia Vlasov Vlasov 03.08.1995 212 98 360 345 Fakel
  24   Artem Smoliar Smoliar 04.02.1985 209 97 362 343 Belogorie
  25 Roman Martynyuk Martynyuk 13.04.1987 182 75 320 310 Lokomotiv
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Russia are unquestionably a volleyball superpower and can boast a long tradition of success. They will face strong challenges in Pool B where they are up against Brazil, Iran and world champions Poland. It was the Iranian team that topped Group 1 Pool I in last year's World League as defending champions Russia missed out on the semifinals by a point, but the Russians defeated the Asian side to take fifth place at the 2014 World Championship. They took gold in both the World League and World Cup in 2011 and they also took gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013, as well as the World League title they won the European Championship, earning a debut entry to the World Grand Champions Cup where they lost in the final.
 
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 and European Championships and the World Cup. The Soviet Union won three Olympic titles (1964, 1968 and 1980), six World Championships, four World Cups and 12 European championships. FIVB considers Russia as the inheritor of the records of the Soviet Union and the CIS.
Coach profile

Andrey Voronkov enjoyed a successful start to his coaching career with Russia's men's team. In 2013, his first year in charge, Voronkov led Russia to gold medals at the European Championships and the World League as well as a silver at the World Grand Champions Cup. He also coaches Russian club team Lokomotiv Novosibirsk. Voronkov represented Russia 26 times as a player after making his debut in 1998. His playing accomplishments include three Turkish national championships and three Turkish cups with NETAS Istanbul, and two Turkish championships with Erdermirspor. His daughter Irina is an accomplished player who represented Russia at the 2013 U20 World Championships