Next tie 31 January-2 February 2014
Russia will host Poland in the first round of the 2014 competition. The winner will face Croatia in April.
Last tie 25-27 October 2013
Russia eased to victory against South Africa in October's Europe/Africa Zone Group I relegation play-off in Moscow. After singles wins for Karen Khachanov and Alex Bogmolov Jr., Konstantin Kravchuk and Alex Kuznetsov won the doubles rubber in four sets to ensure that Russia would remian in Group I for 2014.
Russia has won the title twice - in 2002 and 2006 - and finished runner-up on three further occasions. Until 1991, Russian players competed under the flag of USSR, and then CIS in 1992.
The doubles rubber in the World Group semifinal between Russia and Argentina in 2002, featuring Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin against Lucas Arnold-Ker and David Nalbandian, is the longest recorded men's doubles match of all time, at 6 hours, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Andrei Chesnokov was involved in the joint-longest set of a Davis Cup singles rubber - 46 games - in the European Zone semifinal between Russia and Netherlands in 1987.
Next Tie31 Jan 2014
Group I, Europe/Africa - First Round
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