Russian Premier League

Javi Garcia moves to Zenit

Manchester City have parted ways with Javi Garcia, shipping him off to Russia for a decent fee.

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Russia has a surprise star ready for Brazil

RFPL top scorer Aryom Dzyuba could be gunning for a place in Capello's squad for Brazil.

Dortmund have 4-2 lead to defend vs. Zenit

Borussia Dortmund shouldn't have a problem defending their 4-2 aggregate lead at home to Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

André Villas-Boas to take over at Zenit

André Villas-Boas will look to rebuild his reputation in Russia. Zenit announced they have chosen him to replace Luciano Spalletti.

Injury-hit Borussia Dortmund travel to face Zenit

Borussia Dortmund are favourites in their Champions League tie with Zenit, but are battling injuries heading into the first leg in St. Petersburg.

Guus Hiddink leaves Anzhi Makhachkala

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink has left Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala after a year in charge.

Samba joins QPR

Queens Park Rangers have announced the signing of former Blackburn Rovers defender Chris Samba from QPR.

Communists want Zenit coach fired, N. Korean hired

A branch of local communists have asked Vladimir Putin to fire Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti and hire any North Korean to replace him.

Axel Witsel Joins Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit St. Petersburg have acquired 23-year-old midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, announcing the signing just hours after buying Hulk from Porto.

Hulk Signs For Zenit St. Petersburg


Hulk is moving from FC Porto to Zenit St. Petersburg for a reported €50 million.

CSKA Moscow Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg: Andrei Arshavin Returns

Zenit St. Petersburg travel to Moscow to face CSKA Moscow on Saturday, where they are expected to select their first team despite their gap at the top of the table and looming Champions League...

Danny Injury Rocks Zenit St. Petersburg

Influencial Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Danny has torn his right ACL and is expected to miss the next eight months.

No Andy Carroll? No Fernando Torres? Transfer Window Madness: The Russian Way

The transfer window usually brings about a few strange and mysterious dealings, but how about an in-form, recently purchased striker packing his bags and moving from the Russian Premier League to...

Frozen In Time: The Russian Premier League

Our Russian expert Eliot Rothwell runs through the long winter pause in the Russian Premier League, the current standings and what a football fan can do to speed up the wait until March 3rd.

Unravelling the Changes in the Russian Premier League's Schedule

Eliot Rothwell explains the change in format of the Russian Premier League's schedule with a look at this weekend's results.

CSKA Show Anzhi That Progress Isn't All That Easy

CSKA's 5-3 victory in Dagestan illustrates to Anzhi that there is a long way to go before they reach the peak of Russian football.

Welliton's Punishment Sees The Russian Premier League Hotting Up

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell runs through the controversy surrounding Spartak striker Welliton's injury of CSKA and Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and the Brazilians subsequent punishment.

Dinamo Moscow Capitalise As CSKA And Zenit Struggle

Formed by a secret police chief, Dinamo Moscow look to stealthily climb the Russian Premier League as their rivals fail to win.

Anzhi Mahkachkala In Samuel Eto'o Bid

Anzhi Mahkachkala have launched a shock bid for Inter Milan and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.

Yuri Zhirkov Moves From Chelsea To Anzhi Makhachkala

Russian international Yuri Zhirkov has completed his transfer from Chelsea FC to Anzhi Makhachkala

CSKA Moscow Vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, Russian Premier League: Russia's Top Two Square Off

The top two teams in Russia face off Saturday when CSKA Moscow host Zenit St. Petersburg.

Anzhi Makhachkala And New Europe's Nouveau Riche

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the impact of new money in this footballing New Europe with a focus on the story surrounding the rise of Anzhi Makhachkala.

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