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With any questions about Russian International Baseball please contact Bob Protexter in the United States at or at 712.490.7199

Russian National Team second baseman and former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim minor leaguer Alexander Nizov shown here (center) in a ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York on July 24, 2007 donating his Russian National Team game worn cap and #12 jersey to the Hall and Hall of Fame President Dale Petrovsky (left).

July 24, 2007 - Russian National Baseball Team at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Musuem in Cooperstown, New York.  Pictured in the middle wearing a suit is Hall of Fame President , Dale Petroskey.

About Russian International Baseball:
Russian International Baseball (RIB) was founded in 1993 by Sioux City, Iowa native Bob Protexter out of his organization Soviet Baseball Stateside (SBS); which he created in 1990 in an effort to further the state of the game of baseball in its early years in the Soviet Union.  In autumn of 1986 the USSR Olympic Committee declared the game of baseball an official sport in the Soviet Union with the premise and stated said goal of winning gold medals in the Summer Olympic Games.  RIB is an American based organization that assists Russia in the areas of developing and advancing their baseball programs through coaching, clinics, equipment, marketing, and sponsorships. RIB works directly with the Russian Olympic Committee, the Russian Baseball Federation, and the Russian National Teams of all ages.  RIB is located in Sioux City, Iowa USA.

Bob Protexter, Founder & President of Russian International Baseball (RIB)
Phone: U.S. 712-490-7199 
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September 28, 2008
Left fielder for CKB awaits action in Russian championship play at the Russian Army baseball field in Balashikha, Russia. 

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