Not too optimistic for Russia this 2021 but I hope they can surprise us. This will probably be Goncharova's last year playing for NT before she retires and of course the biggest blow for them is Parubets absence. She is Russia's most stable receiver and also good enough firepower on the left side. The only bright side is the up-and-coming player Fedorovtseva and I think she is gaining all the playing experience now playing in Kazan as starter. I don't expect the lineup to be drastically different from 2019 roster.
Setter: Romanova, Startseva- The 2 setter positions are locked. I prefer Romanova to be the starting setter as I feel she has overall better connection to the team. Zhenya is perfect with the double-sub.
OPP: Goncharova - No need to explain really.
MB: Koroleva, Fetisova, Lazarenko, Kotova - Russia don't really need a third MB if the 2 starters are healthy, so an MB who can be utilized as serving sub can be useful to the team.
OH: Parubets*, Voronkova, Fedorovtseva, Kosheleva, Lazareva, Galkina - I expect Voronkova-Fedorovtseva to be the starting OHs, Kosheleva/Lazareva can play as sub either as OH or OPP. Galkina is a libero but can be used as a purely defensive OH just like Ezhova in Rio 2016. I think this will have more pay-off than bringing someone like Scherban or Kurilo who is neither a specialist in attack or reception and are average players at best IMO.
L: Malova, Pilipenko, Galkina - After Russian Cup finals, there is no doubt in my mind Malova is still Russia's #1 libero.
*Parubets - If she recovers, but I doubt she will be in good shape so no sense of bringing her.