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VVA-Podmoskovie

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The VVA-Podmoskovye, is a Russian rugby union team currently playing in the Professional Rugby League. The team plays at Gagarin Air Force Academy stadium in Monino, a garrison town just outside Moscow. VVA-Podmoskovye have strong links to the air force and also supply the bulk of Russia, with which they share a head coach, Nikolai Nerush. The team has ambitious plans for the future - it is lobbying hard for inclusion in the European Challenge Cup and is close to completing a 12,500-seat purpose-built rugby stadium.

VVA-Podmoskovie have won the title eight times, in 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. They were also nine-time winners of the Soviet Championship.

March 2011 saw two stars depart for Aviva Premiership clubs, with Moldovan international Vadim Cobîlaş joining former Russia coach Steve Diamond at Sale Sharks and Russian international Vasily Artemiev joining Northampton Saints.

Full name: Rugby club VVA-Podmoskovje, Moscow region
Founded: 1967
Location: Monino, Russia
Ground(s): Gagarin Air Force Academy stadium (Capacity: 1500)
Coach(es): Nikolay Nerush

Honours
USSR/Russian Championship (17): 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
Runner-up (9): 1972, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005.
USSR/Russian Cup (13): 1976, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010.

VVA-Podmoskovie DISCORD Text Channel

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