In preparation for their 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland and either Greece or Norway in the autumn, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles.
A Vasili Drozdov goal, conveting a last-gasp try from centre Dmitri Leskov, sealed an astonishing comeback from Moscow's CSKA, as they defeated Partizan from Belgrade 38-36 in the inauguaral Army Unity Cup at the MBA Stadium.
The rugby league clubs of Partizan Belgrade and CSKA Moscow have announed a a joint initiative that will see Partizan tour Moscow from the 23-26th March, to initiate a twinning arrangement.
CSKA Moscow have been crowned Russian rugby league champions following their 28-22 derby victory over Spartak Moscow in the Grand Final, at the Fili Rugby Stadium.
The RLEF has concluded a week-long technical seminar in Moscow which has resulted in the qualification of six level 1 coaches, five level 1 match officials and, significantly, three level 1 coach educators and the provisional qualification of one level 1 match official educator; providing the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK) with a degree of self-sufficiency.
Re-formed and rejuvenated, the Russian rugby league championship is set to kick off this weekend when CSKA Moscow play Sparta from historic cathedral city Kostroma, situated 330 kilometres north east of the capital, in the Centre Conference.