Russia - Superliga 2011/2012

  • Full team rosters has not yet been announced, but I think it's time to start a topic.
    According to Russian rules only 2 foreign-player can play for the team.
    First post - three great "Dinamo"


    1. Dinamo Kazan


    Setter:
    Marina Babeshina (Sheshenina) 1985, 180 cm (last season: Uralochka)
    Olga Khrzhanovskaya 1980, 178 cm


    MB:
    Mariya Borisenko (Borodakova) 1986, 190 cm
    Regina Moroz 1987, 188 cm
    Tatiana Schukina 1991, 192 cm (Dinamo Krasnodar)


    OH:
    Lesya Makhno 1981, 182 cm (Dinamo Moscow)
    Irina Stratanovich 1988, 190 cm
    Jordan Larson 1986, 188 cm


    OPP:
    Ekaterina Gamova 1980, 202 cm


    Libero:
    Ekaterina Kabeshova 1986, 176 cm
    Elena Ezhova 1977, 178 cm (Dinamo Krasnodar)

  • 2. Dinamo Moscow


    Setter:


    Vera Ulyakina 1986, 190 cm (Dinamo Kazan)
    Anna Matienko 1981, 182 cm


    MB:
    Maria Perepelkina 1984, 190 cm
    Yulia Merkulova 1984, 202 cm
    Ekaterina Krivets 1984, 192 cm
    Valeria Goncharova 1988, 188 cm (Omichka)
    Yulia Morozova (Sedova) 1985, 192 cm (Avtodor-Metar)


    OH:


    Evgenia Kozhuhova 1990, 188 cm (Avtodor-Metar)
    Elena Godina 1977, 195 cm
    Yayma Ortis 1981, 181 cm (Igdisatchi, Azerbaijan)
    Eva Yaneva 1985, 185 cm (Omichka)


    OPP:


    Natalia Goncharova 1989, 194 cm
    Anna Makarova 1984, 1994 cm (Zarechie)


    Libero:


    Svetlana Kryuchkova 1985, 175 cm
    Daria Chikrizova 1990, 176 cm (Fakel)

  • 3. Dinamo Krasnodar


    Setter:
    Evgenia Startseva 1989, 185 cm
    Svetlana Surzeva 1984, 178 cm (Yantar)


    MB:


    Anastasia Kodirova 1979, 192 cm (?)
    Elena Konstantinova 1981, 190 cm
    Ekaterina Osichkina 1986, 192 cm (Avtodor-Metar)
    Foluke Akinradewo 1987, 191 cm (Japan)


    OH:


    Anna-Miriam Gansonre 1982, 187 cm
    Tatiana Kosheleva 1988, 191 cm (Dinamo Kazan)
    Valdone Petrauskaite 1984, 181 cm (Urbino, Italy)


    OPP:


    Olga Bukreeva 1987, 187 cm
    Olga Fateeva 1984, 190 cm (Atom, Poland)


    Libero:


    Daria Vekshina 1985, 170 cm (Omichka)
    Daria Talysheva 1991, 184 cm

  • 4. Uralochka-NTMK



    Setter:
    Aleksandra Miloslavljevic 1979, 184 cm


    MB:
    Strashimira Filippova 1985, 195 cm
    Marina Maryukhnich 1982, 196 cm
    Irina Zaryazhko 1991, 195 cm


    OH:
    Natalya Nazarova 1988, 188 cm


    OPP:
    Irina Smirnova 1990, 188 cm


    Libero:
    Ekaterina Tretyakova 176, 1984 cm

  • Official Rosters for the 2011/2012 season



    Динамо-Казань


    П. Марина Бабешина (Уралочка-НТМК), Ольга Хржановская
    Ц. Мария Борисенко, Регина Мороз, Татьяна Щукина (Динамо, Краснодар)
    Н. Екатерина Гамова, Джордан Ларссон, Леся Махно (Динамо, Москва), Ирина Кузнецова (Стратанович), Елена Пономарёва
    Л. Екатерина Уланова (Кабешова), Елена Ежова (Динамо Краснодар)
    ГТ. Ришат Гилязутдинов


    Динамо (Москва)


    П. Вера Улякина (Динамо-Казань), Анна Матиенко
    Ц. Мария Перепёлкина, Юлия Меркулова, Екатерина Кривец, Юлия Морозова (Автодор-Метар), Валерия Гончарова (Омичка)
    Н. Наталья Гончарова, Ева Янева (Болгария, Омичка), Яйма Ортис (Игтисадчи, Азербайджан), Анна Макарова (Заречье), Елена Година, Евгения Кожухова (Автодор-Метар), Тиффани Доддс (Канада)
    Л. Светлана Крючкова, Дарья Чикризова (Факел)
    ГТ. Борис Колчин


    Динамо (Краснодар)


    П. Евгения Старцева, Светлана Сурцева (Динамо-Янтарь)
    Ц. Фолук Акинрадево (США), Екатерина Осичкина (Автодор-Метар), Елена Константинова, Анна Лубнина
    Н. Ольга Фатеева (Атом, Польша), Татьяна Кошелева (Динамо Краснодар), Вальдоне Петрауйскайте (Урбино, Италия), Ольга Букреева, Анна-Мириам Гансонре (Омичка), Елена Бабкина
    Л. Дарья Векшина (Омичка), Дарья Талышева.
    ГТ. Сергей Овчинников


    Уралочка-НТМК


    П. Александра Милославлевич (Сербия, Марибор), Анастасия Салина
    Ц. Страшимира Филиппова, Марина Марюхнич, Ирина Заряжко (Самородок), Мария Белобородова, Валерия Сафонова
    Н. Евгения Эстес, Виктория Чаплина, Александра Пасынкова, Ирина Смирнова (Факел), Наталья Назарова (Динамо-Янтарь), Любовь Ягодина (Динамо, Москва), Виктория Червова
    Л. Екатерина Третьякова, Алёна Голоснова
    ГТ. Николай Карполь


    Заречье-Одинцово


    П. Екатерина Панкова, Дарья Белокоровкина (Динамо-Янтарь)
    Ц. Наталья Алимова (Ленинградка), Екатерина Богачёва, Яна Манзюк (Луч), Дарья Горяева
    Н. Дарья Столярова, Моника Раветта (Италия), Мария Каракашева (Болгария), Екатерина Старикова (Северсталь), Анастасия Бавыкина
    Л. Александра Виноградова, Екатерина Романенко
    ГТ. Вадим Панков


    Омичка


    П. Мария Жадан (Заречье), Марина Акулова, Елена Пешехонова (Тюмень)
    Ц. Елена Гендель (Белоруссия, Факел), Ольга Житова, Надежда Сак (Динамо-Янтарь)
    Н. Любовь Малафеева, Марина Марченко (Украина, Канн), Екатерина Орлова, Нелли Алишева (обе - Динамо-Янтарь)
    Л. Виктория Кузякина (Динамо, Москва), Ольга Терехова
    ГТ. Виктор Ушаков


    Самородок


    П. Анна Тележук
    Ц. Анастасия Коновалова (Динамо-Янтарь), Ирина Трушкина (Джинестра, Украина)
    Н. Ольга Шукайло, Алина Бутько, Юлия Лякунина, Анна Сотникова
    Л. Юлия Арефьева
    ГТ. Владимир Подкопаев


    Протон


    П. Ирина Уралёва, Валерия Фадеева
    Ц. Елена Ирисова, Ирина Малькова (Индезит), Елена Бойко (Университет-Визит)
    Н. Татьяна Холина (Горшкова) (Ленинградка), Яна Щербань, Анастасия Маркова (Заречье), Екатерина Громова, Дарья Ванюк
    Л. Екатерина Чернова, Ольга Фадеева
    ГТ. Елена Соколова


    Факел


    П. Елена Маслова (Самородок), Анна Парегина (Омичка)
    Ц. Симона Джиоли (Конелиано, Италия), Анастасия Кодирова, Наталья Рогачёва (обе - Динамо, Краснодар)
    Н. Антонелла Дель Коре (Италия, Экзачибаши), Юлия Кутюкова, Дарья Писаренко
    Л. Анна Каргопольцева
    ГТ. Елена Целищева


    Автодор-Метар


    П. Ольга Ефимова (Факел), Анастасия Корниенко
    Ц. Ксения Пешкина (Динамо-Казань), Ольга Доронина (Самородок), Светлана Чеснокова (Уралочка-НТМК), Надежда Мишина
    Н. Оксана Аксёнова, Анна Лебедева (Динамо-Краснодар), Олеся Шаравская, Маргарита Курило
    Л. Наталья Кузнецова (Уралочка-НТМК), Ксения Щёголева
    ГТ. Виктор Бардок


    Северсталь


    П. Виктория Гурова, Анна Моисеенко
    Ц. Наталья Дианская (Факел), Юлия Подскальная, Наталья Вдовина
    Н. Ольга Ативи (Рабита, Азербайджан), Наталья Куликова (Бешикташ), Юлия Цветкова (Ленинградка), Марина Пилипенко, Юлия Байлукова, Ксения Кравченко
    Л. Александра Ефремова (Самородок), Александра Иванова
    ГТ. Владимир Пилипенко


    Тюмень-ТюмГУ


    П. Татьяна Алейникова (Автодор-Метар), Елена Будылина
    Ц. Мария Брунцева (Протон), Наталья Майорова (Обнинск)
    Н. Анна Климакова (Белосток, Польша), Ксения Наумова (Заречье), Маргарита Чачина, Елена Закурдаева (Литовченко), Анастасия Ярыгина, Ольга Эргардт
    Л. Елена Сенникова, Юлия Стенькина
    ГТ. Игорь Гайдабура

  • The 2011/2012 Cup of Russia


    Group 4 (20-24.09. Екатеринбург)


    1 Уралочка-НТМК
    2 Омичка
    3 Автодор-Метар
    4 Тюмень-ТюмГУ
    5 Уфимочка-УГНТУ
    6 Юрмаш

  • Interview with Yaima Ortiz:


    1 .- How did you get started in volleyball?
    I started in volleyball at the age of 9 years. I already had the blood sport in the inheritance of my fathers, who were members of the national basketball teams in our country ... it was not yet defined what would be my specialty. So it all started ... I started training in a special area near the elementary school, participating in competitions Pioneer. Then, I spent 10 years at the School Sports Initiation Schools (EIDE) Martyrs of Barbados. After four years of schooling and training Bascio of discipline, I went to the High Performance Centre Cerro Pelado.
    From 1996 to 1999 participated in competitions both FIVB, World, etc.. in the cadet and youth. Many memories of that stage!
    Later, I became part of the Cuba National Team Pre ... This was the period when my sporting life came together all kinds of emotions ...
    2 .- Did you have any idol or reference player when you started?
    Well, actually, the idol as a player had many ... Imagine those teams from Cuba ... all talents we were inspired to be like them. I remember that smaller leisure time spent watching the national team coach. The first time I saw George and Calderon Eugenio ... was a show! But in my life I have an example of player I admire a lot: My Mother.
    3 .- What do you think are your best qualities as a player? How do you define yourself?
    I define a player who gives everything on the court. My best feature in volleyball game I think would be the heart, there goes everything.
    4 .- How does it feel to play the Olympics with the selection of your country?
    My first Olympics were in Athens 2004. I define as any one stage much sacrifice, and that after 2000 nearly all players in the team decided to rest his career, retiring, and so on. Just assumed the role of continuing Yumilka Ruiz, Zoila Barros and Martha Sanchez, whom I admire very much because it was a very hard for them. After being with a team completely consolidated, starting with us was like starting from scratch. Then he stood Regla Torres and Ana Ivis time Fernandez. The latter went with us to the Olympics.
    As I said, it was a tough period where we lost and we lost at first ... but we continued. We knew we could do, we had the commitment to continue a tradition. We had a responsibility to the name of "The Spectacular Morenas del Caribe" is not on the floor and we did.
    In 2008 Beijing was the competition has hurt me most in my career. We were so good, everything was, we were a train and spend time with the U.S. lose. It was a tough defeat. Really, the team was to discuss the Olympic gold and was shown days before the Olympics, playing the Golden Grand Prix in Brazil ... But hey, that's the life of an athlete. Eugene always said the game had to go with two shopping bags: the winning and losing ... unfortunately this time we went with the least favorable.
    5 .- What do you think has been your greatest sporting achievement so far?
    My greatest sporting achievement, despite not being an Olympiad, were these Pan American Games Rio 2007. It was spectacular, something exceptional.
    6 .- You have played in different leagues in Europe (Russia, Azerbaijan ...). Which one have a better memory? Why?
    I think each place where you are, you have to take and see the positive things. No matter where you are. Of course I'd be home with my family.
    7 .- sure that during your career you have had many curious anecdotes could you tell us any that you remember most?
    Something I always remember among many things is that was our coach and father, Luis Felipe Calderón. He made us die laughing, despite the demands ...
    Imagine in the middle of a game against China, I was blocking me and says, "Yai, beware of the cane that bites you (the cane was going to attack China)." At the time, it makes a point of attack and Calder says, "Yaiii, I told you I was going to bite and bite you!". Everyone started laughing ... We miss him very much, everyone who knew him and had the great joy of sharing joys and sorrows with the BIG CUBAN VOLLEYBALL.
    8 .- The next year will play in one of the largest in Russia, Dynamo Moscow. How do you see the possibilities in the Champions League, the Champions League?
    Play Dynamo Moscow is a big challenge, a team whose players are very high base level. With regard to the Champions League, I think it's an extremely strong competition, where all teams have a high level. I think if you make a good team get to have great results, not just in the Champions League.
    9 .- If you were a coach, what players would not be wanting in your dream team?
    If coach wanted on my team players with courage, to give everything in the field and very disciplined. Discipline is very important in sport.
    10 .- Finally, what would you say to those children who begin to take their first touches the ball?
    I would say that they enjoy what they do. Sport is a life full of sacrifices but it gives you great satisfaction.


    Favorite food: I love Italian food, especially pasta that my husband makes me.
    Favorite book: The Secret
    Recommend a movie / series: Wild at Heart, I love it.
    If you would not play volleyball ...: model or actress, I'm at it to study theater (laughs)
    The glass half empty or half full: half half
    Farewell: I love it tell a little about my sporting life. It is good that we always bear in mind, not me or the Cubans, but all the volleyball players at the end ... we owe you, the fans ... thanks for thinking and I hope we always filling their hearts with joy each game.
    Thank you very much for this interview. It is an honor for us to know a little more to the likes of Yaima Ortiz. We wish you every success next season and remember the volleyball Live!

  • Preseason tournament will be played 9-11 September in Kazan


    participating teams
    Dinamo Kazan
    Zarechie Odintsovo
    Ufimochka
    Tyumen


    September 9
    16.00 Tyumen - Zarechie Odintsovo
    18.00 Dinamo Kazan - Ufimochka


    September 10
    15.00 Ufimochka - Tyumen
    17.00 Dinamo Kazan - Zarechie Odintsovo


    September 11
    12.00 Zarechie - Tyumen
    14.00 Dinamo Kazan - Ufimochka


    Source: dinamo-kazan.com

    "Lo sbaglio più grande e quello di credere di aver vinto prima ancora di giocare la partita"

  • In five cities across the country last match of the first (preliminary) stage of the Cup of Russia to women's teams - Cup Givi Akhvlediani.


    Dynamo teams Moscow, Kazan and Krasnodar as a team, delegated to the Russian team of three or more players have guaranteed access to the next stage, regardless of the outcome.


    GROUP 1
    Obninsk


    1. District-Odintsovo (Mos. reg.) - 12 points (4 wins - 0 losses)
    2. Dynamo (Moscow) - 9 (3-1)
    3. Leningradka (St. Petersburg) - 6 (2-2)
    4. Hope (Mos. reg.) - 3 (1-3)
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    5. VC Obninsk - 0 (0-4)


    Exit from the group to the next stage - 4 teams



    GROUP 2
    Cherepovets


    1. Severstal (Cherepovets) - 12 (4-0)
    2. Torch (New Urengoy) - 8 (3-1)
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    3. -Visit University (Penza) - 5 (2-2)
    4. Sparta (Nizhny Novgorod) - 3 (1-3)
    -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------
    5. Dynamo (Kazan) - 2 (0-4)


    Exit Group - 3 teams



    GROUP 3
    Saratov


    1. Dynamo (Krasnodar) - 15 (5-0)
    2. Proton (Saratov region). - 12 (4-1)
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    3. VC Voronezh - 7 (2-3)
    4. Impulse Sports (Volgodonsk) - 6 (2-3)
    5. Indesit (Lipetsk) - 5 (2-3)
    6. Volzhanochka (Volgograd) - 0 (0-5)


    Exit Group - 2 teams



    GROUP 4
    Ekaterinburg


    1. Tyumen, Tyumen State University - 13 (4-1)
    2. Omichka (Omsk) - 9 (3-2)
    3. Uralochka-NTMK (Sverdlovsk region). - 7 (3-2)
    4. Ufimochka-UGNTU (Ufa) - 6 (2-3, 7:10)
    5. Avtodor-METAR (Chelyabinsk) - 6 (2-3, 6:10)
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    6. Yurmash (Jürg) - 4 (1-4)


    Exit Group - 5 teams



    GROUP 5
    Irkutsk


    1. Youth (Krasnoyarsk) - 9 (3-0)
    2. Nugget (Khabarovsk) - 5 (2-1)
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    3. Loco-Angara (Irkutsk) - 4 (1-2)
    4. Zabaykalka (Chita) - 0 (0-3)


    Exit Group - 2 teams



    Semifinal STAGE (17-19 October)


    Top 16 teams that appeared in this stage to form four groups of 4 teams each, where they play in one round. These quartets are formed on the principle of sport "snake" on the basis of clubs in the final classification of the Russian Championship 2010-11. The group winners go to the "Final Four" (the owner - on a competitive basis).


    Applications from prospective tournament organizers in groups IEF takes until October 1.
    Purpose of the host cities semifinal stage - October 4


    The composition of the semifinal round
    (Indicated seeded and place in the CR-2010-11)


    1 - 1. Dynamo (Kazan)
    2 - 2. Dynamo (Moscow)
    3 - 3. Dynamo (Krasnodar)
    4 - 4. Uralochka-NTMK (Sverdlovsk region).
    5 - 5. District-Odintsovo (Mos. region).
    6 - 6. Omichka (Omsk)
    7 - 7. Nugget (Khabarovsk)
    8 - 8. Proton (Saratov region).
    9 - 9. Torch (New Urengoy)
    10 - 10. Avtodor-METAR (Chelyabinsk)
    11 - 11. Leningradka (St. Petersburg)
    12 - 13. Severstal (Cherepovets)
    13 - 14. Tyumen, Tyumen
    14 - 15. Ufimochka-UGNTU (Ufa)
    15 - 16. Hope (Mos. region).
    16 - 17. Youth (Krasnoyarsk)


    The method of "snake":
    1-8-9-16
    2-7-10-15
    3-6-11-14
    4-5-12-13


    "FINAL FOUR" - December 29-30


    [ Google Translator :D ]


  • Can any Russians tell me about the new team Tyumen? Two American players signed with them for this season and wanted to see if the team is going to be competitive? Thanks!




    Their roster is
    Setter. Tatyana Aleynikova (last season-Avtodor), Elena Budylina


    MB. Maria Bruntseva (l.s.-Proton), Elisha Thomas (USA), Natalia Mayorova (l.s.- Obninsk), Maria Ivonkina


    OH: Anna Klimakova (l.s- Belostok, Poland), Ksenia Bondar (Naumova) (l.s -Zarechie), Keao Burdine (USA), Margarita Chachina, Elena Zakurdaeva, Anastsia Yarygina, Olga Ergardt
    libero. Elena Sennikova, Yulia Stenkina


    HC. Igor Gaidabura



    Most of the players are not well-known names. Klimakova (Beskova) used to play in Uralochka, mostly in second team, she can be good but at this level I'm not sure. Anyone who saw Zarechie in CL last season can remember Naumova and she was (God only knows how) in Russian NT this season and yet I think she's one of the worst receivers game has ever seen. So I don't know if Burdine's got good reception, the team would definitely need it. Bruntseva is Wch 2006 champion she's very useful as MB. But overall the team would probably do good to stay in the premier league as their roster doesn't look impressive comparing with other teams.