|50th anniversary of the All-Union Volunteer Sporting Society “Spartak”.
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|Envelop Description||Spartak is an international fitness and sports society that unites some countries of the former Soviet Union. Spartak sports society was supported by the Komsomol.
It was founded in 1921 in Moscow as the “Moscow Sports Circle” (MSK) by footballer Nikolai Starostin and others. In 1926 it came under the sponsorship of the food worker’s union (“Pischevik”). In 1934, it adopted the name of Spartak, after the ancient Roman slave, rebel and athlete Spartacus and became the sports society for all unions. It was dissolved in 1987 and reformed in 1991 as an international society among six nations of the former Soviet Union
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|Published by/for:||Ministry of Communications, 1985|