Regardless of the fact that the sport of curling is more than six centuries old, Russian athletes believe it to be a 21st-century game. Members of the Russian women’s curling team dream of ruling the sport on a global level, and are making large strides toward achieving this goal. No one can argue with the fact that women are the face of curling in Russia. Ekaterina Galkina, Kira Ezekh, Liudmila Privivkova and Anna Sidorova, the women of the Russian curling team, are a high-spirited, beautiful and determined bunch. They may not look alike, but as science shows, opposites attract and this may be just the thing that feeds the groups strength, success and popularity. Having joined the world’s curling elite, these Russian athletes now stand among the sport’s most favoured and talented curlers.