Dynamo Moscow sign Valbuena from Marseille
Mathieu Valbuena leaves Le Bourget airport on July 6, 2014 after the France squad flew back from the World Cup in Brazil - by Matthieu Alexandre
The move comes following Valbuena's participation at the World Cup, where 'the little bike' as the pocket-sized 29-year-old is known helped France reach the quarter-finals.
There Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus came unstuck 1-0 to eventual winners Germany.
Valbuena joined Marseille in 2006, winning the Ligue 1 title with the south coast club in 2010.
He has turned out 38 times for his country, scoring six goals.
The new Russian season gets underway on August 1.