Overview

Team profile

Russia

Russia are unquestionably a volleyball superpower and can boast a long tradition of success. However, in the World League this year they finished bottom of their Group 1 pool with one win – against Iran – from 12 matches. This is their fourth appearance competing as Russia at the World Cup. Previously, they lost just one match en route to winning the gold medal in 2011, won the title in 1999, and were silver medallists in 2007.

Russia defeated Iran to take fifth place at the 2014 World Championship. They took gold in the World Leagues of 2011 and 2013 and also took gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013 they added the European Championship gold to their recent achievements and they won the Youth World Championship in 2013. 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

Alekno Vladimir

Alekno Vladimir

In July 2015 Vladimir Alekno took over Russia’s men’s team for the third time, following stints in charge from 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2012. He replaced Andrey Voronkov, who resigned shortly after the team’s fourth-place finish in Pool B of Group 1 in the 2015 World League. Alekno coached Russia to gold at the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2011 World Cup and 2011 World League. He also led them to bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games, 2008 and 2009 World League, and silver at the 2010 World League. Alekno coaches Russian club Zenit Kazan, with whom he has won domestic, cup and European league titles. He also had domestic and cup wins with Russia’s Dynamo Moscow and France’s Tours Volleyball.

Staff

  • Team Manager Artamonov Igor
  • Assistant coach Busato Sergio
  • Second Assistant Coach Totolo Tomaso
  • Doctor Arutyunov Gurgen
  • Physiotherapist Grevtsov Pavel

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
USA
11 10 1 7 3 0 0 1 0 30 31 6 5.166 899 746 1.205
2
Italy
11 10 1 6 3 1 0 0 1 29 30 8 3.750 918 780 1.176
3
Poland
11 10 1 3 6 1 0 1 0 29 31 11 2.818 1011 884 1.143
4
Russia
11 8 3 6 1 1 0 1 2 23 25 12 2.083 885 794 1.114
5
Argentina
11 7 4 4 2 1 1 3 0 21 26 16 1.625 985 922 1.068
6
Japan
11 5 6 3 1 1 2 2 2 16 21 21 1.000 928 934 0.993
7
Canada
11 5 6 3 0 2 0 3 3 13 18 22 0.818 886 940 0.942
8
Iran
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 2 4 12 16 24 0.666 905 893 1.013
9
Australia
11 4 7 2 1 1 1 1 5 12 15 24 0.625 831 925 0.898
10
Egypt
11 2 9 0 1 1 3 1 5 8 13 30 0.433 889 976 0.910
11
Venezuela
11 1 10 0 0 1 1 3 6 3 8 32 0.250 815 981 0.830
12
Tunisia
11 0 11 0 0 0 2 1 8 2 5 33 0.151 747 924 0.808

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