Dinamo  – The footballing embodiment of Leningrad and St. Petersburg

Nobody would deny that current Russian Premier League champions Zenit St. Petersburg hold the football monopoly in Russia's second city but this has not the always been the case. However, before Zenit's first title win in 1984 under Pavel Sadyrin, Dinamo Leningrad, as they were then, were the most supported club in the city. Their story is a fascinating one that embodies the history of the great city they represent. St. Petersburg, the capital of the former Russian Empire, is the … [Read more...]

Around Match Day 27

  ’Around the Match Day’ is a new feature on RussianFootballNews.com. We will take a look at all the major and minor stories surrounding the match day and give you an overview you do not get elsewhere.   The 27th match day of the Russian Premier League was played on the same weekend as the 70th anniversary for the victory against Nazi-Germany in the Second World War, or the Great Patriotic War as it was known in the Soviet Union. Victory Day was celebrated Saturday the 9th of … [Read more...]