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Rangers v Dynamo Moscow in 1945. (Photo: Daily Record)

Rangers v Dynamo Moscow in 1945. (Photo: Daily Record)

CHELSEA v MOSCOW DYNAMO 1945 (colourised B&W photo)

Chelsea F.C. v Moscow Dynamo, at Stamford bridge; November 1945, with a crowd of over 100,000

13 November 1945: Russian team Moscow Dynamo walk out onto the pitch before their friendly match against CHELSEA at Stamford Bridge. It is the Dynamo's first visit to Great Britain and an estimated 100,000 people turned up to watch the match...

Shot of the Day | Chelsea FC

The Shot of the Day section of the official Chelsea Football Club website

13th November 1945: Members of the Dynamo Moscow team before the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, (left to right), Savounin, Nazaroff, Demendieff, Ilyin, Oroeshkin, Bekhtineff, Petroff, Archangelsky, Khomych, Mevedeff and their trainer Yakushin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

13th November 1945: Members of the Dynamo Moscow team before the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, (left to right), Savounin, Nazaroff, Demendieff, Ilyin, Oroeshkin, Bekhtineff, Petroff, Archangelsky, Khomych, Mevedeff and their trainer Yakushin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Flowers, fog and George Orwell: our Eastern European expert Mark Gilbey reports on how the touring Dinamo Moscow team conquered Britain shortly after the Second World War

Flowers, fog and George Orwell: How Dinamo Moscow conquered war-weary Britain

it is a grey november morning in 1945, and an aeroplane emblazoned with the communist red star touches down on the tarmac at croydon airport. on board are dinamo moscow, here by invitation of the football association to partake in a month-long tour celebrating the gameã¢ââs return after world war two.these were the days before regular european competition; uefa would not come into existence for another nine years. no russian side had ever visited britain before and, despite the two countries…

When Sunday Comes on Twitter: "Stamford Bridge,Chelsea - Dynamo Moscow 1945.… "

When Sunday Comes on Twitter

“Stamford Bridge,Chelsea - Dynamo Moscow 1945.”

Rangers 2 Moscow Dynamo 2 in Nov 1945 at Ibrox. The referee intervenes as things get a bit on top #Friendly

Rangers 2 Moscow Dynamo 2 in Nov 1945 at Ibrox. The referee intervenes as things get a bit on top #Friendly

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