Category: South Caucasus

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Soviet Vysshaya Liga History – The Five Most Exotic Clubs

Soviet Vysshaya Liga History – The Five Most Exotic Clubs

Manuel Veth - The Soviet Union was a country of many nations with over 100 different ethnic groups calling the former empire their home. That multi-n ...
Stalinism – Football and Culture in the Interwar Soviet Union

Stalinism – Football and Culture in the Interwar Soviet Union

Manuel Veth - Football has always been a game for the masses. But how did a game for the masses function during the time of Stalinism in the Soviet U ...
Revolution – Three Armenian Football Dreams

Revolution – Three Armenian Football Dreams

Karen Rafayelyan - On May 12, just four days after the Velvet Revolution leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected by Parliament as the new Prime Minister o ...
Ararat Yerevan – The Story of a Soviet Champion

Ararat Yerevan – The Story of a Soviet Champion

Manuel Veth - It is a fascinating picture. Franz Beckenbauer leads his Bayern side into a packed Hrazdan Stadion, which is located on the outskirts o ...
CIS Cup – An Almost Forgotten Tournament Remembered

CIS Cup – An Almost Forgotten Tournament Remembered

Manuel Veth - The winter break has engulfed most of the leagues of the former Soviet Union. A three-month-long break to escape the harsh winters of E ...
Giorgi Chakvetadze – In the footsteps of Georgian Maestros

Giorgi Chakvetadze – In the footsteps of Georgian Maestros

Manuel Veth - Giorgi Chakvetadze is one of the biggest stars of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League this season. The 19-year-old Georgian playmaker has sc ...
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