I agree. Moscow taking Popovic is kinda strange since they have Natasha Obmochaeva and they should rather have taken a good OH who can play a stable volleyball in every aspect...like Osmokrovic last year. Ok, she didnt play that well but its not surprising that not every foreign player plays less good in Russia...
If they had a hard time looking for a good OH, they should have tried either Pasynkova or Chaplina (although Im pretty doubtful if Karpol is ok with it). I think Popovic will play as OH with Marchenko. the thing is Moscow's reception line looks extremely weak. Popovic, Marchenko and Tretyakova
I think the best team that made the best choices is Chemik Police, although they wont play in CL. the roster looks very organized and stable.
Glinka-Werblinska-Grejman-Bjelica-Kowalinska and Ognjenovic as setter I would never be surprised if they win all the matches they play.