according to the official website of RPL, the decision to start the new season on August 8-9 was accepted at last Thursday’s meeting of the General meeting of League clubs.

the Final date for the start of the championship will be approved at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Russian football Union, which will be held July 24.

it Also reported that the match for the Supercup of Russia is scheduled for August 7th at the home stadium of CSKA. It will play to become the champion Zenit opponent which will be either “Khimki”, in case of victory in the final of the Cup of Russia, or at the end of last season silver medal winner “locomotive”.