Soviet Championship (rugby union)

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The Soviet Championship was a rugby union club competition between the domestic teams of the Soviet Union era. It was first contested in 1966, and was last held in 1990.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Soviet Union 1922–1991 country in Europe and Asia

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk, Tashkent, Alma-Ata, and Novosibirsk. It spanned over 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) east to west across 11 time zones, and over 7,200 kilometres (4,500 mi) north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, taiga, steppes, desert and mountains.



1936 Dynamo Moscow VTsIK School (Moscow)Technical (Gorky)
1938Dynamo Moscow Spartak Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow
1939Dynamo Moscow Spartak Moscow Burevestnik Moscow
1966 MVTU Dynamo Tbilisi Dynamo Moscow
1968MVTUDynamo MoscowLokomotiv (Tbilisi)
1969 VVA Fili Moscow MAI (Moscow)
1970 Fili Moscow MAI (Moscow) VVA
1971 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino MAI (Moscow)Burevestnik Leningrad
1972 Fili Moscow VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Lokomotiv Tbilisi
1973 Fili Moscow Burevestnik Leningrad VVA-Podmoskovye Monino
1974 Fili Moscow KIIGA (Kiev) VVA-Podmoskovye Monino
1975 Fili Moscow KIIGA (Kiev) RC Lokomotiv Moscow
1976 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Slava Moscow KIIGA
1977 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Slava Moscow Fili Moscow
1978Aviator Kyiv (Kiev) Fili Moscow Lokomotiv Tbilisi
1979 Slava Moscow Fili Moscow VVA-Podmoskovye Monino
1980 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino RC Lokomotiv Moscow Slava Moscow
1981 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Aviator Kyiv (Kiev)Lokomotiv Tbilisi
1982 Slava Moscow VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Aviator Kyiv (Kiev)
1983 RC Lokomotiv Moscow Fili Moscow Slava Moscow
1984 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino RC AIA Kutaisi Aviator Kyiv (Kiev)
1985 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Slava Moscow RC AIA Kutaisi
1986 VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Slava Moscow Fili Moscow
1987 RC AIA Kutaisi VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Aviator Kyiv (Kiev)
1988 RC AIA Kutaisi Krasny Yar SKA (Alma-Ata)
1989 RC AIA Kutaisi VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Krasny Yar
1990 Krasny Yar VVA-Podmoskovye Monino Aviator Kyiv (Kiev)
1991 Krasny Yar SKA VVA-Podmoskovye Monino

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