The Russian Volleyball Champions of Zenit Kazan filled the opposite’s position for the next season. They announced returning an opposite hitter Denis Zemchenok to the club after two seasons. So, the present Superliga runners-up season knowing that it already signed Bulgarian opposite Tsvetan Sokolov.
In his last season with Zenit Kazan (2016/17), Zemchenok helped the team win the CEV Champions League, the championship of Russia, as well as the Cup and the Super Cup of the country. Last season, the 31-year-old Zemchenok was a captain of Belogorie Belgorod, becoming the team’s top scorer and CEV Challenge Cup winner. Zemchenok is currently engaged by Russia national team in the FIVB Nations League.
In addition, Zenit Kazan hired another Belogorie player: Valentin Golubev. The 27-year-old libero was the CEV Champions League winner with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in 2013 and CEV EuroVolley gold medalist with Russia national team in 2017.