The collapse of the Soviet Union delivered a political blow to the country and undermined Russia`s football team.
Former Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov says he is happy to be back in Russia because he had problems adjusting to English football.
Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi Makhachkala completed the signing of left winger Yuri Zhirkov from English Premier League giants Chelsea on a four-year deal, the club announced Sunday.
Chelsea`s Yuri Zhirkov will have an added incentive to beat Spartak Moscow in Wednesday`s Champions League match after the Russian club`s owner made a dig at him in local media.
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