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05-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BalticWarrior View Post
I think Dynamo was police club,yeah most team names are connected to some industry of some sort.They kind of left the names because it`s history and all that jazz
Found this info about Spartak:

"Spartak was the first and the largest All-Union Voluntary Sports Society of workers of state trade, producers' cooperation, light industry, civil aviation, education, culture, health service etc. Originated in 1925-26 as several physical culture groups by small producers' artels as an all-union physical culture and sports society it was established on April 19, 1935."

So more of a functionary club than a workers club?

Dynamo is really state police and intelligence. How would anyone dare to beat these guys !

"The "Dinamo" society was officially created on April 18, 1923 on Felix Dzerzhinsky's initiative[1] and under the sponsorship of the State Political Directorate (GPU), the Soviet political police, the predecessor of other later created Soviet security structures such as KGB, NKVD and MVD. For the rest of the society's history in the Soviet period, it maintained some connection with the state security apparatus".

"It is popularly referred to in the West as "Red Army" or "the Red Army team" because during the Soviet era, it was a part of the Armed Forces sports society, which in turn was associated with the Soviet Army. Now the historical CSKA sport club (aka "Big CSKA") still is a department of Russian Defense Ministry."

"Lokomotiv is a shortcut for Lokomotiv Voluntary Sports Society that existed in the former Soviet Union. It was owned and supported by national railroad companies, hence the name."

"Zenit (Russian: Зенит; meaning zenith) was the All-Union Voluntary Sports Society for workers of arms industry, established in 1936."

Shakhtyor/Shakhtar = Mining Industry
Metallurg = Metal Industry

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