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Alexey Volkov will participate in the World cup in Oberhof, Ivan Tcherezov — in the IBU cup

The Russian men's team composition is determined for the World cup in Oberhof and IBU cups in Otepaa and Ostrov.

World cup: Evgeny Garanichev, Evgeny Ustyugov, Andrey Makoveev, Anton Shipulin, Dmitry Malyshko, Alexey Volkov.

IBU cup: Ivan Tcherezov, Timofey Lapshinm Viktor Vasilyev, Sergey Korastylev, Alexander Pechyonkin, Sergey Klyachin, Alexey Slepov.

« Evgeny Garanichev, Evgeny Ustyugov, Andrey Makoveev, Anton Shipulin, Dmitry Malyshko, Alexey Volkov will compete in the World cup,» said sport manager of the national team Viktor Maigurov. «Alexey Volkov included to the team according to the decision of the coaching staff. The same as in the women's team 6 sportsmen will participate in the World cup. There will be relay, sprint and pursuit. There is no sense to take extra people to Oberhof. Everyone wants to compete now.

Ivan Tcherezov and Timofey Lapshin will go to the IBU cup as medalists and winners of the individual races. Vasilyev is in the top-6 of the IBU cup. Two younger sportsmen — Sergey Korastylev and Alexander Pechyonkin were included according to the selection criteria. Then according to the RBU's rating Sergey Klyachin and Alexey Slepov also made it to the team. This is the team that will compete in Otepaa.

One or two sportsmen will join the main team after the IBU cup in Otepaa. Another three sportsmen will be included to the team in Ostrov: Anton Babikov, Maxim Burtasov, and Alexander Kuzmin.»