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#International: Tuomas Sammelvuo is the new head coach of Russia

Russian Men’s National team got the new head coach. Thr current coach of Kuzbass Kemerovo Tuomas Sammelvuo is the new head coach.
By the decision of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation presidency, the 43-year-old Finnish coach, current coach of Kuzbass Kemerovo, Tuomas Sammelvuo was appointed as a new coach for a Russian men’s team.

Comment of Stanislav Shevchenko, President of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation:
On the eve of the All-Russia Volleyball Federation presidency meeting, the Expert Council presented the programs of four candiates – Tuomas Sammelvuo, Alexander Klimkin, Slobodan Kovac and Lorenzo Bernardi. After a long discussion, two candidates – Sammelvuo and Klimkin – were submitted to the Presidency. Through the discussion, the Presidency members’ views were exchanged, voting was conducted and Sammelvuo was elected by a majority of votes. Of course, on the decision of the presidency influenced how well a Finnish expert works in Kuzbass Kemerovo and his commitment to volleyball. I remind you that Sammelvuo already as a player gained knowledge of the conditions and situation in our volleyball.”


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