Tag: Soviet Vysshaya Liga

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Karpaty Lviv and the Decline to Mediocrity

Karpaty Lviv and the Decline to Mediocrity

Callum Seniuk - The pride of Western Ukraine, Karpaty Lviv has a storied history.  From Soviet silverware and European football to fighting relegatio ...
Dynamo Kyiv and the 1961 Soviet Vysshaya Liga

Dynamo Kyiv and the 1961 Soviet Vysshaya Liga

Callum Seniuk - Dominated especially by Spartak and Dynamo Moscow in its initial stages, Russia and the city of Moscow had its grip on the Soviet Vys ...
War! The Day Football Stopped in Kyiv

War! The Day Football Stopped in Kyiv

Vadim Furmanov - At midnight of 22 June 1941, nothing was amiss in Kyiv. The weather that Sunday was supposed to be perfect – warm, sunny, and windle ...
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 ...
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 ...
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