Tied atop the 2017 FIVB World Tour points’ list with Brazilians Evandro Goncalves and Andre Loyola, Krasilnikov and Liamin will be the first Russian men’s or women’s team to compete in the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Finals. Krasilnikov and Liamin are competing together on the FIVB World Tour for the first-time this season after placing fourth (Konstantin Semenov) and fifth (Dmitri Barsouk), respectively, with different partners at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 10 FIVB World Tour starts this season, Krasilnikov and Liamin have topped podiums in Iran and The Netherlands, finished second in Moscow before netting the bronze medal at the recently-completed FIVB World Championships in Vienna. Krasilnikov started competing on the FIVB World Tour in 2012 with 44 appearances to credit that have produced three gold medals, 10 podium placements and 14 “final four” finishes. Liamin played in his first FIVB World Tour events in 2014 with 28 event participations to date. He has five total medals with four being with Krasilnikov.