According to many soccer fans and specialists, Andrei Arshavin is the best player Russia has ever had. For as long as he can remember, he dreamed of becoming a professional athlete, and made great efforts to ensure that this dream came true. Before he achieved this, however, Arshavin and his family had to overcome some great difficulties associated with finances and everyday life. To many, Andrei Arshavin's character is hard to understand. He's straightforward and blunt, is not one to put up with double standards and always stands up for his rights and interests, as well as those of his teammates. To some these qualities may seem ideal, but to others they are perhaps a bit unpleasant or inappropriate. Those being said, however, never have Arshavin's words or actions evoked indifference among his fans and critics. No matter what, Andrei Arshavin is and will continue to be Russia's best soccer player thanks to the place he holds in society as one of the most famous and popular people not only in Russia, but also abroad. The deserving sport guru and captain and leader of the Russian national soccer team Andrei Arshavin is featured in one of RTG TV's programs from the series «Russia's People».