Russian Personalities

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Category Archive: Sport

Irina Sinitsyna – skydiving champion

Irina Sinitsyna
Irina Sinitsyna (March 28, 1977 – October 1, 2012) was World and European skydiving champion, one of the best Russian skydivers. She was awarded the medal “100 years of the Air Force” and “For strengthening military cooperation”.
Her sport achievements begin with the words “first “, “single” and “multiple”.
Under direction of Irina, women’s team “Pearls of Russia” built in the sky unimaginable shapes, collecting all the possible award, setting new world records.
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Christian Noboa and his Russian wife

Christian Noboa and his Russian wife

Christian Noboa and his Russian wife

Christian Noboa and his Russian wife
Christian met his wife, Olga Romanova, in the capital of Tatarstan, where he played for FC Rubin Kazan.
When they met, they could communicate with their fingers only. And now he is fluent in Russian, and she is fluent in Spanish. At first their meetings were like pantomime games.
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Sand kings – Russian Beach Soccer team

Sand kings
The Russian Beach Soccer team won FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 in Tahiti.
In 2011 Russian Beach Soccer team became World Champion for the first time, they had never even placed in the top four before.
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Fedor Emelianenko – Last Emperor

Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko is a four-time MMA world champion, three-time combat sambo world champion, number one in the world fighters ranking, Honored Master of Sports of Russia in combat sambo, master of sports of international class in judo, winner of many prestigious awards in the field of martial arts.
Thanks to the incredible fight statistics (30 wins in 31 fights) Fedor was nicknamed The Last Emperor. No one has ever been able to knocked Fedor out.
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Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria

Pogrebnyak and Maria
Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria take part in a TV show called “Meet the Russians”, which airs on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels from September 25. The project shows wealthy Russians living in London.
According to the press reports, Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko are also involved in the project.
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Most beautiful MMA fighters

Most beautiful MMA fighters
Most beautiful MMA fighters
There is a public opinion that women have no place in mixed martial arts and their place is in the kitchen. But once women have won the right to vote and wear jeans, now they are winning the right to participate in sports such as mixed martial arts.
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Igor Andreev – tennis player

Igor Andreev
Igor Andreev is a Russian tennis player, Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
He was born on July 14, 1983 in Moscow and began to play tennis at age seven. Igor has a younger brother, Nikita, who also plays tennis.
Igor moved to Valencia, Spain at age 15 to train.
Andreev started his professional career in 2002 and in 2005 he won three ATP tournaments (Valencia, Palermo and Moscow).
In 2004, Andreev for the first time in his career entered the list of the 50 best players in the world. During the same year Russian tennis player had reached two finals: in Switzerland in July, losing to Roger Federer, in Bucharest in September, losing to Jose Acasuso. At the end of the year, Igor won 28 games and made his debut in the Davis Cup.
Paired with Nikolay Davydenko Andreev won the Kremlin Cup in October 2004. The same year he took part at the Olympics.
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