Coaches and Managers

Men’s team head coach

Andrey Vasilievich Filatov 

Born on December 18, 1971 in Kryvyi Rih. Completed secondary education at Junior Sporting School 9 in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Got ranked Candidate for Master of Sport of the USSR (chess).

In 1993, graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sports of the Republic of Belarus with the diploma of Sport Instructor and Chess Coach.  

On February 1, 2014 at the XXII Congress of the Russian Chess Federation Andrey Filatov was elected President of the RCF.

On August 13, 2014 at the FIDE Congres in Norway’s Tromsø Andrey Filatov was elected Vice-President of FIDE.

Head coach of the Russian men’s team since January 1, 2016.

Women's team head coach

Sergey Vladimirovich Rublevsky 

Born on October 15, 1974 in Kurgan. International grandmaster since 1994. 

Two-time Russian champion, four-time champion of the Chess Olympiad with the Russian team. Honored Master of Sports of Russia. 

Winner of international tournament in Moscow (2004 Aeroflot open), Foros (2006), Poikovsky (2008), participants of the candidates matches (Elista 2007).

Trainer of Vladimir Kramnik in his World Chess Championship matches in Elista 2006 and Bonn 2008.

Head coach of the Russian women's team since 2012.

Junior team head coach

Mikhail Robertovich Kobalia

Born on May 3, 1978. International grandmaster since 1996. 

The winner of Russian under 20 championship (1998), Chigorin Memorial (1999), Rector's Cup (Kharkov, 2002), Biel Open (2005), Arctic Cup (2010). 

Second of Garry Kasparov in 2000-2003. Trainer of the Russian Women's Team in 2007-2009. During this period the team twice finished second in the Team World Championships (Yekaterinburg 2007, Ninbo 2009) and won the European championship (Greece 2007).

Has a Ph. D. in pedagogical sciences. 

Head coach of national teams

Sergey Moiseevich Janovsky

Born on Ferbruary 17, 1960. International grandmaster since 1996. Honored Trainer of Russia. FIDE Sernior Trainer. 

Head coach of Russian Junior teams from 1997 to 2010. Winner of international tournaments in Dortmund (1990), Voskresensk (1992), Werfen (1994).

Team manager

Artem Igorevich Pugachev

Born on February 16, 1987 in Norilsk. Chess candidate master. 

The head of Russian State Humanitarian University's chess club since 2010. An assistant to the RCF Head of Sports Department in 2011-2014. 

Since 2015 is a manager of Russian national teams.