TEAM CSKA Moscow SEASON(S) 2006
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MANUFACTURER Umbro

In western Europe you pick your team depending on where you live (in most cases) or if you're a glory seeker you support whoever is winning at the time. In Russia however it seems that your club is more of a vocational choice. The more established traditional Russian clubs are all work-related. CSKA are traditionally the club of the monolith that was the Red Army. CSKA itself stands for Central Sports Klub Army (I don't know why we say CSKA instead of CSCA, we just do ok?) I don't know what links the clubs still have since the days of glasnost and perestroika. This shirt was obtained for me by Russian collector, Anton. That's him up in the top right corner with his wife, Jenya and their lovely daughter Sofia. It's a bit cruel to make the poor kid wear a Rangers shirt isn't it?

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