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Category Archive: Sport

Irina Sinitsyna – skydiving champion

Irina Sinitsyna

Irina Sinitsyna – skydiving champion

Irina Sinitsyna (March 28, 1977 – October 1, 2012) was a World and European skydiving champion, one of the best Russian skydivers. She was awarded medals 100 years of the Air Force and For strengthening military cooperation.
Her sport achievements begin with the words first, only 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.
This strong and nice woman’s proved to the world that Russian sky divers are one of the best athletes in the world.
Irina, the future champion of all possible championships and competitions, was interested in skydiving since her childhood. The schoolgirl was intrigued by the exploits of a parachutist from the book The Fourth Height and began to jump with a parachute.
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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
You know, 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.
“My wife says that I shouldn’t whistle – otherwise I’ll have no money. I do not understand this. In Ecuador you can whistle when you want. I do not know why, but earlier Russian girls did not travel abroad. Now they are everywhere. You know, there are a lot of Russian girls. Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend is Russian. My wife is Russian. Jean Narde is married to a Russian girl. In general, the most beautiful girls in the world are Russian girls. My happiest day in Russia is my son’s birthday.”
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Sand kings – Russian Beach Soccer team

Sand kings

Sand kings – Russian Beach Soccer team

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 – Last Emperor

Fedor Emelianenko is a four-time MMA world champion, three-time combat sambo world champion. He is number one in the world fighters ranking and winner of many prestigious awards in the field of martial arts. By the way, he is Honored Master of Sports of Russia in combat sambo and master of sports of international class in judo.
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.

The boy was born on September 28, 1976 in the Soviet Union into the family of a welder and a teacher. Fedor has elder sister Marina (born in 1974) and two younger brothers – Alexander (born in 1981) and Ivan (born in 1988). Alexander and Ivan are also fighters.
At the age of 10 Fedor was engaged in sambo and judo. And even then he wasn’t like his peers. Fedor worked very hard and spent the nights at the gym many times. The boy took his brother Alexander with him, because the parents were at work. As a result, Alexander became a professional fighter too.
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Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria

Pogrebnyak and Maria

Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria


Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria took part in a TV show called Meet the Russians, which aired on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels. 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 were also involved in the project.
Producers of the reality show describe the Pogrebnyaks as a real Russian family. “Pavel is the perfect husband. He is ready to go out with his wife anywhere: red carpet, exclusive nightclubs or Cannes. Though, he would rather spend time at home with the children. Pavel and Maria live in a penthouse in Chelsea. Their parents often visit them to help with the children”.
Pavel met his wife in his school years. She is three years younger than Pogrebnyak. At first they were just friends and only when Masha graduated from school they began dating.
Now Maria is a mother of three sons. She is a model as well as clothes, jewelry and shoe designer.
According to the creators of the show, Maria is no more, no less Russian Victoria Beckham.
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Most beautiful MMA fighters

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.
Russian girls are not only beautiful but also very dangerous!
Here you can look at 5 most beautiful Russian MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters.
They are the best Russian female fighters.
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Igor Andreev – tennis player

Igor Andreev

Igor Andreev – tennis player


Igor Andreev is a Russian tennis player, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. He is the winner of the 2006 Davis Cup as part of the Russian national team. Also he was the winner of 4 ATP tournaments (3 – in single and 1 – in doubles). By the way, Igor was the quarter-finalist of the French Open in 2007.
The boy was born on July 14, 1983 in Moscow. His father Valery is a businessman and his mother Marina is a housewife. Igor has younger brother Nikita, who also plays tennis. At the age of seven he began to play tennis.
On the advice of Marat Safin and Dinara Safina’s mother 15-year-old Andreev moved to Valencia (Spain), where he continued training.
Andreev started his professional career in 2002 and in 2005 he won three ATP tournaments (Valencia, Palermo and Moscow).
For the first time in his career Andreev entered the list of the 50 best players in the world in 2004. During the same year the Russian tennis player had reached two finals: in Switzerland in July, losing to Roger Federer, and 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.
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