Most Popular Sports in Russia

There are regional differences in the popularity of sports, the sports that are popular in russia can be very different to elsewhere around the world. Here is a discussion and lists of the most popular sports in Russia. See more lists of top sports by country.

Most Popular Searches

One measure of popularity is the number of times a sport is searched for online. Using data from the most popular search engine Google, we have created a list of the recent top Google searches for the last three months in the category "sports" in russia. This includes sport names as well as other sporting terms, so does not reflect the most popular sports. Another list, using only sport name searches over a four year period, has found the most popular sport in russia based on search volume is: football (футбол )

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