Lokomotiv Moscow Rugby Club are part of the massive Lokomotiv Sporting Club empire, the most famous being the football team who have taken on the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in the Champions League in recent years.
The team plays in the Russian Super League and is one of the oldest teams in Russia. Originally a club for those who worked on the railways, they participated in the first USSR rugby union championship in 1937. Lokomotiv were Soviet Championship winners in 1983. During the existence of the USSR RC Lokomotiv Moscow club was a part of the Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society.
In 1991, following York and Fulham