WWS MWO Moscow

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The WWS MWO Moscow ( Russian ВВС МВО Москва ) is a former Soviet sports club from Moscow . His name, the club received from the vehicle that air forces of the Moscow Military Company ( Russian Военно-воздушные Силы Московского Военного Общества , transcribed Voyenno-wosduschnyie sily Moskowskogo Wojenogo Obschtschestwa ) that after the end of World War II on the orders of Joseph Stalin were founded. The association was supported by the commander of the air force of the Moscow Military Society, Vasily Stalin , a son of Josef Stalin.

The club had an ice hockey , soccer , basketball and volleyball department .

ice Hockey

The club became known for its ice hockey department , which could win a total of three Soviet championships . A special rivalry of the club existed between Dynamo and CSKA Moscow , which were considered to be the other Muscovite and above all Soviet national powers. The ice hockey team existed from 1945 to 1953.

The ice hockey division was a founding member of the Soviet championship in 1946 and finished fifth in the finals in its first year. All players on this team were in the military air force and were therefore regarded as amateurs . The coach at the time was the current Hockey Hall of Fame member Anatoly Tarasov , but after a falling out with the club's president - Vasily Stalin - he had to leave the club for CSKA Moscow after the premier season.

The club colors were red, blue and black.

Air crash on January 5, 1950

In the 1949/50 season the team was on their way to a league game in Chelyabinsk when the Lisunov Li-2 plane crashed on January 5, 1950 while approaching Sverdlovsk Airport.

In addition to the crew and other passengers, eight players, the doctor, the masseur and the trainer who were on their way to preparation for the match with Dzerzhinez were killed. Four players remained from the regular team who for various reasons did not take part in the flight and a coach who was suspended shortly before. Nevertheless, the weakened team played the season with two blocks of five and finished in fourth place. Vasily Stalin made it with the formation of a new team, for which players were compulsorily signed by CSKA Moscow, among others, and the uninterrupted game operation, that his father did not find out about the plane crash. Neither the press nor the radio informed that the country was just in the weeks of celebrations for the birthday of the head of state and party.

In the following seasons three championship titles were won, but the club was dissolved after the 1952/53 season in the course of de-Stalinization .


Sporting successes

  • 1949 USSR runner-up
  • 1951 USSR national champion
  • 1952 USSR national champion
  • 1952 cup winner
  • 1953 USSR national champion



The football department existed 1945-1952, first in 1945 and 1946 in the second division, when their champions in 1946 the club rose to the highest Soviet division , the 1st group. Predominantly ranked around tenth place, the club achieved its best result with fourth place in 1950, and a year later the club also reached the semi-finals of the Cup of the Soviet Union . Until its dissolution in 1952, the club played in the top league of the USSR for six years and occupies 28th place in the all-time best list of the USSR .

The club's home ground was the Moscow Dynamo Stadium .

Leagues and placements

Liste der sowjetischen Fußballmeister Liste der sowjetischen Fußballmeister

green = 1st league (1st group or class A), yellow = 2nd league (2nd group); * Masters of the south group and the final round.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The death of the Air Force ice hockey team in Li-2
  2. Almantas Lauzadis: USSR Championships 1936-1991 All-Time Table. In: rsssf.com . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, May 21, 2001, accessed December 22, 2009 .
  3. WWS (Moscow River). In: klisf.info . Klub ljubitelei istorii i statistiki futbola, accessed December 22, 2009 (in Russian).

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