Ak Bars Kazan is a Russian Super League team from the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. The white snow leopard, Aq Bars in Tatar, is the emblem of the team and the republic.
Here are some cute Tatar and Russian players from the team and the junior league.
Aslan Raisov and Andrei Zubarev
Danis Zaripov and a model of the Qul Sharif mosque in Kazan, displayed inside Qul Sharif (more from the same photoshoot at sportguide.ru)
Finally, Pavel Popkov... and, just for fun, Jukka Hentunen from Finland!