From 1956 till 1991, in the Soviet Union once every four years they held the Sports Festival of the Peoples of the USSR. Looking at these photographs taken by American journalist Stan Wayman in 1963, you understand that although rockets have nothing to
do with sports, that year thay became the highlight of the show! Apparently, Soviet people were so inspired by their successes in space exploration, that they couldn't but remind to the world about it each time it was possible.
Ukrainian soccer has its traditions. One of them is to keep financial details in secret. This also concerns plaeyrs' profits. Eurpean footbal clubs don't hide this information from public. For example Madrid Real and Manchester United show all the details about thier profits, costs and players' salaries on the official websites. Experts explain this situation as following: Clubs'
managers and owners want to reduce their tax payments, so they don't show their profits in public. So to evaluate players' salaries is very hard. And here comes an approximate evaluation. You should note that the figures shown below are not fixed in the players' contracts. This is just information given by experts, agents, trainers and players.
In 2014 Sochi is going to host the Olympic Games, which Russian people are very happy about, because it will enhance the prestige of the country and in Russia they will have a new world-class touristic city. Some people don't believe that builders will be
able to finish their projects in time but after seeing what they've already done, no doubt will be left. In the picture: Stadium 'Fisht' construction. The stadium was named after Mount Fisht which means 'white head' (the glacier on top).