🇷🇺 RUSSIA 🇷🇺
In Russia, the championship was created in 1992. Spartak Moscow is the most successful club, but for some years now it is mainly CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg who share the titles.
The sixteen best Russian teams meet twice in the championship. At the end of the 30 matches, the 1st is crowned champion and qualifies for the Champions League, as well as the 2nd and 3rd. The 4th, 5th and winner of the Russian Cup go to the Europa League. Finally, the last two are relegated to the second division. The thirteenth and fourteenth of the championship face the fourth and third of the second division respectively at the end of the season in a return play-off, in an attempt to stay in the elite.