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Film about Lev Yashin


Full-length feature film shooting about one of the icons of national football – Lev Yashin – will be initiated by VTB Arena park top management who are reconstructing and renovating Dynamo stadium itself and its surrounding area. In accordance with the information provided by VTB Arena park Press center, the film will be produced in association with All-Russia Society of Sports and Physical Training "Dynamo" through VTB Bank mediation. Filming is expected to begin in the upcoming year (2014) of the 85th birthday anniversary of the best goalkeeper ever according to FIFA.

Lev Yashin who was most reliable goalkeeper of Dynamo Moscow team and USSR National Football Team over the years was awarded with the “Golden ball” prize in 1963 as the best soccer player in the world - became an icon of Dynamo football club and national football as a whole. Lev Yashin was known overseas as a “black spider” - he was nicknamed for distinguishing style of playing and unique goalkeeping.

“Movie release date is planned for the 22nd of October 2017 is arranged to coincide with Lev Yashin's anniversary and to combine with the renovated stadium opening – said Mr. Andrei Peregoudov, Senior Vice-president of JSC VTB Bank, VTB Arena park Project Director. - “Among recent films that I am impressed by is the film about Gagarin. I hope that our movie will be no less affecting and impressing”.

According to Mr. Peregoudov lengthy negotiations resulted in consent of Valentina Yashina – goalkeeper’s widow – to take part in the work on the film and become a movie advisor.

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