Captain - Sergey Tetyukhin
Sergey Tetyukhin is a four-times Olympic medal winner, having achieved gold in 2012, silver in 2000, and bronze in 2004 and 2008. He also just missed out on a medal in 1996, when Russia lost to Serbia and Montenegro in the bronze medal match. His list of non-Olympic achievements is also impressive. He has won four European Championship medals, is a two-times World Cup winner (2003 and 2011) and a silver medallist in 2007. The outside hitter also won the World League in 2002, and amassed four bronze medals in the same competition between 2001 and 2009.
Outside of the sport, Russia captain Tetyukhin can be found in his role as deputy of the city assembly in Belgorod in Russia. As a politician, he discusses various city developments with residents, and is responsible for the building of a news sports complex in the town. Tetyukhin is married with three sons, two of whom play volleyball at a junior level.
Star Player - Dmitriy Muserskiy
Dmitriy Muserskiy was the star of the Russia team that won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The middle blocker top-scored for his team in the final as they came from two sets down to beat Brazil 3-2. His other triumphs include victory in the 2010, 2011 and 2013 World League, the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 European Championship. He was also named Best Blocker in the 2010 World League.
Muserskiy made his international debut for Russia against the United States in a World League match in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2010. He had been called up to the squad in 2009 but was unable to make his debut because of a knee injury. He continued to be hindered by injuries throughout his career. In 2011 he missed two months of action due to foot surgery, and a hip injury caused him to miss the start of the 2013 World League.
He started playing the sport at age eight and in 2012 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. At youth level he played for Ukraine, including at the 2006 Junior European Championship, but switched to play for Russia later in his career.