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Global growth markets: Russia

Population (world rank)*
138,739,892 (9th)
0-14 years: 15.2%
15-64 years: 71.8%
65 years and over: 13%
Population growth rate: -0.5%
* 2011 estimates

Eurosport Russia
NTV Plus Sport
Russia 2
Viasat Sport

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (NHL)
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz (NBA)
Vera Zvonareva (tennis)
Maria Sharapova (tennis)
Ksenia Monko (ice dancing)
Kirill Khaliavin (ice dancing)

Recent Sports Headlines
AEG nearing deal to develop Moscow sports complex
Moscow replaces Japan as host of World Figure Skating Championships
Construction of Sochi Olympics venues is on track
NBA to open an office in Russia
FIFA awards Russia and Qatar the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Upcoming Sporting Events
2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
2011 ATP Kremlin Cup
2011 ATP St. Petersburg Open
2011 WTA Kremlin Cup
2013 IAAF World Championships
2013 World University Games
2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
2018 FIFA World Cup

Andrei Kirilenko

Vitaly Mutko

Russian Premier League

Key Sports Executives
Roman Abramovich, owner of English Premier League club Chelsea
Leonid Fedun, owner of FC Spartak Moscow
Alexander Medvedev, KHL president
Alexei Sorokin, CEO of the Russia World Cup Bid Committee
Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Ice Hockey
Governing body: Russian Ice Hockey Federation
President: Vladislav Tretiak
National league: Kontinental Hockey League (23 teams)

Governing body: Russian Basketball Federation
President: Aleksander Krasnenkov
National league: BEKO Professional Basketball League (10 teams)

Governing body: Football Union of Russia
President: Sergey Fursenko
National league: Russian Premier League (16 teams)

Figure Skating
Governing body: Figure Skating Federation of Russia