Moscow: N.p., . Item #843
 pp.: ill. 29x24 cm. In original cloth with gilt lettering and logo. Slightly rubbed and weakened, ink inscription on the front flyleaf, otherwise very good.
First and only edition.
This impressive album featured the photographs of the first post-WWII and the last ever sporting parade on the Red Square in Moscow. Appeared in 1919, these parades gathered representatives of the Soviet Republics, performed in the national costumes. The sporting parades were no less popular than military parades. The well-known scriptwriters, directors, artists, composers were involved in organizing these actions. In the 1940s the theatre artist Fyodor Fedorovsky (1883-1955) designed costumes for the sporting parades.
In 1945, 23 thousand gymnasts, wrestlers, motorcyclists, shooters and athletes in the national teams took part in performances on the Red Square. It was a show as well as propaganda of the healthy lifestyle and military training.
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