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Source: Russia Ministry of Sport

An exhibition “Russian Football: Milestones in History” has opened in the Russian Historical Society. The exposition is dedicated to the history of national football, which has been going on for over 100 years. The organizers of the exhibition project were the Russian Historical Society, the History of the Fatherland Foundation and the State Museum of Sports of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.

Among the guests of honor at the event were the chairman of the Russian Historical Society Sergei Naryshkin, the chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society Sergei Stepashin and the outstanding football player Nikita Simonyan.

“The exhibition tells about the history of national football, focusing on the key events in this sport,” said Elena Istyagina-Eliseeva, director of the State Sports Museum. – Each of the 12 stands is dedicated to a certain period: the origin of football in pre-revolutionary Russia, the formation of this sport in Soviet times and its development in the war and post-war times, the “golden years” – the victories of our football players at the 1956 and 1988 Olympics and the first European Championship, as well as the achievements of Russian football and the 2018 World Cup held in our country. “

The Director of the Museum added that the exhibition features a line of football uniforms, signs and medals of victorious Olympics and international championships, photographs and documents from the archives of the State Museum of Sports. Among the most interesting exhibits are the Olympic Order of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin and the goalkeeper’s glove Anzor Kavazashvili with his autograph.

Currently, millions of football fans await the start of the European Football Championship, which will be held from June 11 to July 11 in 11 cities: London, Rome, Munich, St. Petersburg, Baku, Budapest, Seville, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Copenhagen.

St. Petersburg will host two matches with the participation of the Russian national team – with Belgium (June 12) and Finland (June 16), as well as games Poland – Slovakia (June 14), Sweden – Slovakia (June 18), Finland – Belgium ( June 21), Sweden – Poland (June 23) and one of the quarterfinals of the tournament (July 2).

Press service of the Ministry of Sports of Russia


EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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