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Team // Russia
Russia is one of the most successful nations in women's volleyball. They have won the European Championship as many as eighteen times. Will 2015 be the nineteenth time? At the Olympics they have won 4 gold medals. During the World Grand Prix 2013 they ended uncharacteristically low, in seventh place. They made up for it at the last edition with third place in the Final Six.
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Yuri Marichev was appointed coach of Russia in January 2013 following the tragic death of his predecessor Sergei Ovchinnikov. Marichev won league titles in the Soviet union and Turkey as a player. In 1991 he won the European Cup and the European Super Cup. At the 2005 Men's World Junior Championship he coached the gold winning Russian team.