Kyoto, Japan, November 20, 2013 - Coming off a disappointing loss against the Italians on the opening day of the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup, Russia looked for a better effort against host Japan. Historically, Russia has dominated head-to-head competition with Japan, winning 56 of 66 total contests. This match was no different, as the Russians made short work of the host Japan team, much to the disappointment of the fans in Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium. They took the match in straight sets (25-16, 25-17, 25-18).