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Wings of the Soviets

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Progress
Saturn
Falcon
Eagle
Titan
Spark
Ocean
Monolith
Dawn
Star
Zenith
Space
Pearl
Baltic
Crown
Crystal
Friendship

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In the Russian football league.)

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Notes

I speak Russian fluently, and used to live over there. When I was there I began following Russian football, and one thing that really stood out to me was the way in which teams are so unusually and imaginatively named (eg City, United) in comparison to British ones. The poem is a direct translation of some of the more interesting and eclectic team names to be found in the Russian league tables every Sunday morning. The title, ‘Wings of the Soviets’, is also the name of a side.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wings-of-the-soviets/