The story behind the photo: Football in the Snow

Soviet and Russian sports journalism, especially football journalism, has a rich history. In this section Welcome2018 speaks about famous sports and football photographs and their authors.

Share 16 November 2016
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March 1, 1965. A football match during snow.

It is well-known that Russian winters are snowy and long, but people still want to play football.

So Russians learnt to enjoy football in the snow; it softens the fall and makes sliding tackles actually enjoyable.

This all lead to the creation of a special type of football in the USSR - football in the snow. This version of football nicknamed 'snowball' is still a popular sport.