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Title Communism and football
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  909 Aih/App  2007/09/28  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series As it happened
As it happened (Television program)
Summary "Throughout the 20th Century, the football grounds of Eastern Europe became battlegrounds, as ruthless politicians tried to use football to lend legitimacy to communist rule. We see the Starostin brothers of the Spartak club arrested on bogus charges because the president of the rival club, Dinamo Moscow, happened to be the feared secret police chief, Lavrenti Beria (who, naturally, detested all opposition). We follow the story of the Hungarian team and the Miracle of Bern. We see Edward Streltsov, the Russian Pele, being ruined by the authorities for his too liberal attitude, and witness German football being divided by the Berlin Wall. (From the UK, in English, Russian and Hungarian, English subtitles)" --website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast September 28, 2007. Copied under Part Va of the Copyright Act
Credits Series producer: Mary Sackville-West; executive producer: David Okuefuna; editor: Andrew Quigley
Performer Narrator: Veronika Hyks
Notes Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Soccer -- History -- Europe
Sports and state -- Communist countries
Author Sackville-West, Mary
Okuefuna, David