Russian Personalities

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Category Archive: Sport

Beautiful Russian Biathletes

Beautiful Russian Biathletes

Beautiful Russian Biathletes

They are not only fast runners and perfect shooters, but also very beautiful girls. Let’s have a look at beautiful Russian biathletes.

Svetlana Sleptsova (July 31, 1986, Khanty-Mansiysk) is a 2010 Olympic champion, 2009 World champion, Honored Master of Sports of Russia. By the way, she is a six-time World Cup winner, 2008 World Mixed Relay bronze medalist, six-time Russian champion. Also Svetlana is a three-time junior world champion, two-time European junior champion, holder of the Order of Friendship and honorary citizen of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk. In 2008 Svetlana received Biathlon Award as Best newcomer of the Year.
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Beautiful Russian Rugby Players

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Beautiful Russian Rugby Players. Women’s rugby

Women’s rugby in the USSR and Russia began to develop in 1989, 30 years later than in England and other countries.
In 1989, two women’s teams were established: Victoria (Moscow) coached by V. Semenov and I. Kogan, consisting primarily of athletes, and Kommunalshik (Barnaul) coached by V. Kobzev, consisting of field hockey players.
In 2004, Women’s Rugby Committee was formed and headed by Irina Muravyova.
Sports schools, developing women’s rugby, are located in Novokuznetsk, Prokopyevsk (Kemerovo region), Rostov-on-Don, Moscow and Moscow region.
Let’s have a look at the most beautiful Russian rugby players.
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Ukrainian Sportsmen moved to Russia

Nikolai Kuksenkov

Ukrainian Sportsmen moved to Russia. Nikolai Kuksenkov

Nikolai Kuksenkov is a Russian gymnast now. Nikolai was born on June 2, 1989 in Kiev, USSR. He is an absolute European champion among juniors, 2011 European championship bronze medalist, 2011 Summer Universiade silver medalist, multiple champion of Ukraine. In 2012 he participated in the Summer Olympic Games in London, where he took the fourth place.
On November 12, 2012 Kuksenkov announced that he was going to change citizenship to play for Russia. At the 2013 Universiade in Kazan Nikolai played for the Russian national team.
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Alexander Smirnov – Russian figure skater

Alexander Smirnov - Russian figure skater

Alexander Smirnov – Russian figure skater

Alexander Smirnov is a Russian figure skater who performed along with Yuko Kawaguchi, Russian figure skater of Japanese origin. They are two-time European champions, silver medalists of the 2015 World Team Championship, three-time champions of Russia (2008-2010) and two-time bronze medalists of the World Championship (2009 and 2010). You know, Alexander is Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
The boy was born on October 11, 1984 in Kalinin. At the age of 4 he began skating. Till 17 Alexander was a single skater in Tver, then he moved to St. Petersburg and was trained by Lyudmila Smirnova, and later in Nikolai Velikov’s group. Alexandra Danilova became his first partner, then he skated together with Ekaterina Vasilyeva. You know, Vasilyeva and Smirnov took the sixth place at the 2006 Junior World Championships. Then the duo broke up.
In the spring of 2006, Nikolai Matveevich Velikov offered Alexander to skate together with Yuko Kawaguchi. At the 2006 Cup of Russia they took the third place.
Russian Championships and European Championships in 2007 Kawaguchi – Smirnov missed because of Yuko’s injury (she broke her leg during training). At the World Championships of the same year, they became the ninth.
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Russians in Guinness Book of World Records

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Guinness World Records

The first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records was published on August 27, 1955. It contains a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. It is the best-selling book of all time and one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the US.
There are also Russian people in the Book. Let’s have a look at them and their achievements.
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Russians in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Russians in Hockey Hall of Fame

Russians in Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is dedicated to the history of ice hockey, and is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. First Hall of Fame was opened in 1943 in Kingston by James Thomas Sutherland.
On August 28, 1961 NHL Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
There are only five Russian (Soviet) hockey players and one coach in the Hall of Fame.
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Pavel Bure – Russian Rocket

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Pavel Bure – Russian ice hockey player

Pavel Bure is a talented Soviet and Russian hockey player, who has become a true legend of the Russian hockey, Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1990). For his speed Bure was nicknamed Russian Rocket.
Pavel was born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow. The boy was born into the family of famous swimmer Vladimir Bure, four-time Olympic medalist and 17-time champion of the USSR. You know, Pavel is the grandson of the famous swimming coach Valery Bure, brother of another famous hockey player Valery Bure, and descendant of the founder of the famous watch company Pavel Bure.
By the way, the boy began playing hockey at the age of 6.
As a member of the USSR team Bure won gold at the World Youth Championship in 1989 and silver in 1990 and 1991. In 1990 he won gold at the World Championship and bronze in 1991.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union Bure played for Russia at the Olympics in 1998. There he won the silver medal, and in 2002 Pavel won bronze. At Winter Olympics 2006 in Turin he was a general manager of the Russian national team.
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