Russia have won a medal of each colour in the FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup in their five appearances in the competition – though their last showing was a fourth place in 2013.
Taking into account their years competing as the Soviet Union, the Russians are the most successful nation in the history of women’s volleyball. They claimed Olympic gold medals in Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Moscow 1980 and Seoul 1988. They have also won the FIVB World Championship seven times and the European Championship on 18 occasions and triumphed in the 1973 FIVB World Cup and the 1997 FIVB Grand Champions Cup. In their most recent appearances Russia finished fifth at the 2014 World Championship and were knocked out by Serbia in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.