Yes, that's why I said we will see after sokolova and merkulova back in the national team. It's actually awful that only 2 players (safronova and kabeshova) take receptions and the stuff players focus on attacking. at least it will be needing 2 wing spikers who can be able to dig and help libero up. well, murtazaeva and sedova took some parts of receptions on the Grandprix of 2009. But on this european championship, the didn't. It's a sure thing that Russia has a big problem of reception. because there's a certain reason. honestly, I can't understand the Russian coach somehow.
sadly these young russian wing spikers don't seem to be talanted at recieving and digging after all, kosheleva,fateeva,Naumova and makarova for instance. Russia will need sokolova until even London, if russia keeps going like that. hopefully they're gonna find a good way to solve this problem(even though I ain't a big fan of russian team)
anyways, Thanks mathias. But I know that volleyball ain't a popular sport in Germany like in sweden(perhaps in Sweden is even less popular) so, there's a diffucultness to see apitz and german league via online.