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Interview with Maksym Kalynychenko, Part One: Spartak’s Situation Today

By ALEXEY SPEKTROWSKI, Aug 18 – We sat down with Spartak Moscow legend Maksim Kalynychenko to discuss the club’s current situation, his time at Spartak, Oleg Romantsev, Nikolai Starostin, Soviet Football in general and the FNL. Here’s Part One of their discussion.


Interview with Maksym Kalynychenko, Part One: Spartak’s Situation Today

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