The Rhythmic Gymnastics Russian Cup and Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Championship took place in Kazan on November 12-16, 2012.
About 240 athletes, i.e. 40 teams, took part in the rhythmic gymnastics group competitions whereas the Russian Cup brought together 31 gymnasts. Representatives of 34 cities of Russia gathered in the host city of the 2013 Summer Universiade. The competitions took place in the Gymnastics Centre, one of the largest sports complexes in Russia.
Rhythmic gymnastics is part of the Summer Universiade compulsory sports programme. The very first FISU rhythmic gymnastics competitions had taken place in 1997 and featured five individual medal events. There were 14 medal events in the individual all-around and the group competition during the 2013 Summer Universiade.
The 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Russian Cup and 2012 Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Championship were held as part of a series of test events ahead of the World University Games in Kazan.