Sport: Sports Week in Moscow

In victory as in defeat, Russia keeps sports humming. This winter's program, the most ambitious since the war, opened New Year's Day in Moscow's huge (capacity 75,000) Dynamo Stadium. Men skaters raced for prizes offered by the newspaper Red Sport. Figure skaters gave exhibitions. But the main event was a hockey match between two of Russia's crack sport clubs, the Dynamo and Spartak Societies.

Boxing has suffered from the war: four champions have been killed in battle. But last week crowds packed the Palace of Physical Culture to watch a squat, shave-headed...

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