Overview

Team profile

Russia

FIVB World Ranking 2

Best Result1982 1

Last Result2010 5

Medals
6 3 3



The reigning Olympic champions head into the World Championship ranked world number two. And while the participation of Russia in the World Championship – five appearances (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) and one medal (silver in 2002) – may not look overly impressive, the history of men’s volleyball in the region is remarkable. When the nation was part of the Soviet Union, the team won six world championships, took silver in two and bronze in three. Only once did the USSR finish outside the medal places, ending in sixth in 1970. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Russia have remained strong, never finishing outside the top seven. Four years ago the nation took fifth place.

Since then, though, Andrey Voronkov’s team have shown why they are currently among the top seeds. Russia have beaten Brazil – the reigning world champion – three times in international events in the past two years, including in the gold-medal match at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Either side of that triumph, Russia won the World League and World Cup in 2011, and two years later regained the World League and added a first ever European Championship to their roll of honour. They will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing fifth place finish at the 2014 World League where they lost to Iran and Brazil in the Finals.


Coach

Voronkov Andrey

Voronkov Andrey



Andrey Voronkov won the 1993 Russia Cup as a player and the following year took a silver medal at the European Volleyball Confederation Cup. After moving to NETAS Istanbul in Turkey, he won national titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and the Turkish Cup in 1997, 1998 and 1999. He appeared in 26 international matches for Russia, winning a silver medal at the 1998 World League. As a coach with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, he won the Russia Cup in 2010 and 2011 and the CEV Champions League in 2013. He guided Russia to the 2013 European Championship title.

Staff

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

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Points Matches Result details Sets Points
Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Poland
4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 4 1.500 211 210 1.004
2
Brazil
4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 1.666 180 166 1.084
3
Russia
1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 6 0.333 168 183 0.918

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