ZA Sport becomes Russia’s official Olympic kit brandSport March 24, 4:28
Police searching for another suspect in Russia’s ex-MP murder in KievWorld March 24, 2:45
Putin pleased with acting at Moscow's Maly drama theaterSociety & Culture March 23, 23:35
Former Russian MP killed in Kiev, killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 23:32
Russian philanthropists get highest French award for thier art donationSociety & Culture March 23, 23:26
Russia's Channel One refuses to broadcast Samoilova's performance via satelliteSociety & Culture March 23, 21:52
Experts forecast Bank of Russia will keep key rate at 10%Business & Economy March 23, 21:13
Putin's aide explains why Russia has no fear of supplying S-400 systems to TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 20:42
British police identify Westminster attacker as Khalid MasoodWorld March 23, 20:03
KRASNODAR, July 14. /TASS/. Russia’s famous football striker Andrei Arshavin, who played for the national team and England’s Arsenal FC, said on Tuesday he decided to join Russian football club Kuban because of its head coach Dmitry Khokhlov.
Kuban’s Director General Valery Statsenko announced on Monday that the club concluded a contract with the 34-year-old forward for the period of one year.
"I do not want to say that I had a lot of variants, and I did have them, but in many ways my decision [to join Kuban] was influenced by the fact that Kuban’s head coach is Dmitry Khokhlov," Arshavin told a news conference on Tuesday adding that he kept "the warmest feelings’ for the Zenit St. Petersburg FC.
Arshavin played for Zenit St. Petersburg FC between 2000 and 2008 as well as in 2013-2015. His contract with the club from Russia’s second largest city expired on June 30. He played a total of 376 matches with Zenit having scored 80 goals.
In 2009-2013 Arshavin played 144 matches as part of London’s Arsenal FC having scored a total of 31 goals for the English club.
The Russian forward is the three-time champion of Russia (2007, 2012, 2015), the holder of Russia’s Super Cup (2008), the Cup of the Premier League (2003), the Cup of UEFA (2008) and the Super Cup of UEFA (2008).