Football Dynamo: Modern Russia and the People's Game

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Virgin, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 270 pages
FOOTBALL (SOCCER, ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL). In 1991, the collapse of the USSR seems to signal the death of Russian football, as the money, the players and the fans leave. Now, with oil prices at a record high, the oligarchs who profited from the post-Soviet turmoil are supporting the nation's football clubs and their dreams of glory, resulting in unprecedented success. Join Marc Bennetts on a journey into the heart of Russian football and meet the managers, oligarchs, players, pundits and fans that define the nation's Premier League, now the fastest-growing and most intriguing football league in the world.

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