Football Dynamo by Marc Bennetts
Modern Russia and the People's Game

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In 1991, the collapse of the USSR seemed to signal the death of the Russian football industry, as the money, the players and the fans left. But now 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.

Along this journey into the heart of Russian football, Marc Bennetts meets the managers, oligarchs, players, pundits and fans that define the Russian Premier league, now the fastest-growing and most intriguing football league in the world. From Andrei Arshavin and the national team's adventures at Euro 2008 to the symbolism of a club from war-torn Chechnya lifting the Russian FA Cup, Football Dynamo uncovers shocking revelations about corruption, hooliganism and racism, but also the true beauty of the game and the country.


About Marc Bennetts

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Marc Bennetts is a journalist and translator who has written for Insight Guides, The Discovery Channel and DK's Eyewitness Guides on Russia and Russian football. He lives in Moscow, Russia, and supports Nottingham Forest.
Published March 5, 2009 by Virgin Digital. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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When Falls the Coliseum

Shocking news from Russia: a man claiming to be a member of the Romanov dynasty recently tracked down and beat to death an 82 year old ex-KGB officer for his part in the murder of Tsar Nikolai II and his family.

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