The Russian Premier League is one of the earliest championships to commence in Europe, and already into week three there have been plenty of scandals. Dynamo Moscow have been expelled from Europe as a result of UEFA’s financial fair-play protocols, former Spartak striker Artyom Dzyuba has shone for Zenit Saint Petersburg, and Russian sports minister 

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Just what has happened to the good old days of Russian football? You know, when CSKA Moscow and Zenit Saint Petersburg took the UEFA Cup, when Andrey Arshavin wowed Europe, when the national team stormed to the UEFA EURO 2008 semi-finals. Those days seem far back in time now as the Russian Premier League struggles 

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It’s finally happened. Luciano Spalletti has been fired from Zenit Saint Petersburg after months of chaos within the Russian giants, and the club really do look to be going through a transitional period. Just one win in their past 12 competitive fixtures just isn’t good enough for any team let alone a side that has 

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It’s that time of year again! That Champions League time of year. And for Zenit Saint Petersburg, it’s yet another chance to show Europe just what this club can do. After stunning the continent to claim the UEFA Cup and Super Cup in 2008 Zenit has struggled in European competition, failing to make the quarter 

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It has taken almost 6 years, but finally, I can say that I’ve been to a Zenit Saint Petersburg match. Yes at Zenit’s youth teams match, but a Zenit game nevertheless. And it wasn’t just a first in the sense of seeing my club play, almost incredibly it was the first time that I had 

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Being one of the best Russian football players of all time and a hero for your hometown club for the best part of your career still isn’t good enough to earn you a warm and welcoming homecoming, as 32 year old Andrey Arshavin found out just a few weeks ago. After a season spent not 

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Watching Andrey Arshavin’s slow demise at Arsenal career, I must admit, was sad to see, considering what a talented player he is. Arshavin joined Arsenal in January 2009 on the back of helping Zenit St. Peterburg to win UEFA Cup and being the star player in Russia’s march into the semi-finals of the European Championships. 

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Love it or hate it, money makes the world go round, and that is proving more and more relevant within football as time goes by. So far this summer, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has invested heavily into French club AS Monaco FC by purchasing several quality players including the much reported transfer of Radamel Falcao, James 

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It has been one hell of a season for Zenit Saint Petersburg. From the major coups of world-class stars Hulk and Axel Witsel, to the Igor Denisov fiasco, the 3 time Russian champions have experienced just about every emotion that there is possible this season. And as the saying goes, all’s well that ends well, 

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Following on from what actually felt like quite a short winter break, the Russian Premier League has returned. And with now another 9 rounds to go, the table is now just starting to sort itself out once and for all. Atop the pile sit CSKA Moscow, who hold a solid seven point lead over second 

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Repeating last year’s overwhelming success in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League was always going to be hard to achieve – but 3 matchdays into this season, and everything has proven so much harder than anyone ever expected. After Zenit’s and CSKA’s exploits last season all the way to the last 16, the 

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After the much celebrated and long awaited arrivals of superstars Hulk and Axel Witsel, Zenit shot to the European headlines, for all the right reasons. Just over a month later, Zenit are once again hitting the headlines, but this time for all the wrong ones. After two matchdays in the Champions League the Russian champions 

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The group stage of the most glittering and celebrated club competition in the world is once again upon us, and already before a ball has been kicked, one club is being talked about more than any other. Europe is still reeling from Zenit Saint Petersburg’s stunning summer double swoop for world and European stars Hulk 

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Some things in life are worth waiting for, and if you are a Zenit Saint Petersburg fan, Monday night was certainly worth waiting for. Frustration amongst fans has been consistently growing over the past year after virtually no new purchases for such a long time, Monday night felt like Christmas Day. Over the past few 

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€50 million appears too much for Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, to part with as Chelsea are set to miss out on ‘The Incredible’ Hulk. He looks set to move to the current Russian champions, Zenit St Petersburg. But is this a coup for Zenit or a near-miss for Chelsea? Hulk rarely settled as a young 

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