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  1. Hope springs for Zenit and Andre Villas-Boas

    Eliot Rothwell

    A winter of discontent has given way to a spring of hope for Zenit St. Petersburg and their new manager. "People insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism," Andre Villas-Boas lamented as a string of bad results and burned bridges br...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Luciano Spalletti's birthday demise at Zenit

    Michael Yokhin

    Nacional Funchal, Auxerre, Twente, APOEL Nicosia, Malaga, Basel and Austria Vienna. What do they have in common? You might think it's a random list, but all those teams have embarrassed Zenit in Europe since Luciano Spalletti took over as manager in ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. Russian hockey fans protest over disallowed goal against United S...

    After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back -- and not just on the ice.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko's withdrawal draws Russia...

    Four days after being praised as a hero for helping Russia win its first gold at the Sochi Olympics, Evgeni Plushenko on Friday was taking criticism for dropping out of the men's figure skating.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  5. Video: David Beckham plays "Egg Russian Roulette" with Jimmy Fall...

    Chris Wright

    David Beckham turned up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday to discuss shoes, tacks, ceiling wax, cabbages, kings, etc., etc., and, in a semi-regular feature, host Fallon invited the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy man to ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. "Israel's Xavi" one of best free agents on market

    Michael Yokhin

    Teams looking to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window are often forced to overpay -- the names of Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll spring to mind. And while there is a significant selection of free agents available during the sum...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  7. Spurs shrug off crisis talk with Europa League victory

    John Crace

    The game started as an irrelevance and ended as an exhibition. In a dead fixture on which nothing depended for either side, it was the Russian side Anzhi -- who have yet to win a game in the Russian Premier League -- who started the stronger. The Spu...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. A nightmare fall for stricken Anzhi

    Eliot Rothwell

    Samuel Eto'o, draped in yellow, steps up confidently for the penalty. It's the closing moments of 2013-14 season's opening match, with Anzhi Makhachkala, the rising force in Russian football, level 2-2 with Lokomotiv Moscow. It's a questionable decis...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Russian pride and Italian passion lead to a lose-lose-lose situat...

    Michael Yokhin

    Cultural differences can lead to significant problems in the negotiation process. Just look at the curious case of an Italian club trying to sign a Japanese star from a Russian team. On paper, everything looked pretty much straightforward in the ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. Zenit's Lodygin chasing Russian dream

    Michael Yokhin

    Sometimes low-profile transfers can be more important and effective than the big-money ones. Last year, Zenit St Petersburg shocked the world splashing around 80 million euros on Hulk and Axel Witsel but they were then humiliated in the Champions Lea...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. 2014 Sochi -- VIPs to support protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  12. CSKA racism row: The Russian reaction

    Eliot Rothwell

    For a fleeting instance on Wednesday night, the media -- both English and Russian -- looked set to file copy on an impressive and resilient win for Manchester City in Moscow, and yet another majestic display by Sergio Aguero. Then, sweeping away both...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  13. Crossing boundaries

    Simon Curtis

    A second straight away win in Europe, a triumph on a first-ever trip onto Russian soil, and a first-ever appearance in the knockout stages of the Champions League beckoning in the near distance. Wednesday night was truly an occasion to force down the...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  14. Manchester City's Abdul Razak completes permanent Anzhi move

    Richard Jolly

    Manchester City news

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  15. Willian signing for Chelsea adds fuel to conspiracy theorist fire...

    Mark Worrall

    It has, without question, been a whirlwind August for Brazilian attacking midfielder Willian Borges da Silva, a talented player unfortunately caught up in the desperate fire sale being orchestrated by Suleiman Kerimov, billionaire owner of Russian fo...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  16. Chelsea to play waiting game for Wayne Rooney

    Miguel Delaney

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013