The interim Russian national head coach, Vitaly Krokhin, who will lead the Russians only in this tournament, has announced his wide squad :
Right wings: Yana Uskova (Zvezda Zvenigorod), Olga Chernoyvanenko (Lada), Marina Yartseva (Rostov-Don)
Left wings: Polina Kuznecova (Zvezda Zvenigorod), Elena Avdekova (Dinamo Volgograd)
Right backs: Ekaterina Davydenko (Lada), Anna Punko (Kuban Krasnodar), Natalyia Danshina (Dinamo Volgograd)
Left backs: Ljudmila Postnova (Zveda Zvenigorod), Viktoria Zhilinskayte (Lada), Ana Sen (Rostov-Don), Ksenya Milova (Dinamo Volgograd)
Line players: Aleksandra Stepanova, Ksenia Makeeva (Dinamo Volgograd), Maya Petrova (Rostov-Don)
Playmakers/middle backs: Tatjana Khmirova (Dinamo Volgograd), Ekaterina Ilina (Kuban Krasnodar), Ekaterina Smirnova (Lada Togliatti)
The new national head coach for Russia will be named in the beginning of October, after Evgeny Trefilov lead the Russians in more than ten years. The former coach’s contract had not been extended by the Rusaian Handball Federation, after his team had been failing in the Olympic Games in London.