Many people believe that Soviet football dates from November 1917, but this assertion is not fully true. Until the end of the Civil War (autumn of 1922), the political leaders of the young state could not even think about the development of physical education and sports.
But did they play football in that era in principle? Of course, they did. In Moscow, the city championship was held, in which different clubs took part. These teams had been created at the beginning of the XXth century. And only in the autumn of 1922, the new authorities of the capital ordered to close the «bourgeois sports clubs» and transfer their property to newly-founded sports clubs related to the working and Komsomol youth.
1920s. Anonymous author.
Thus, the Dynamo Moscow Proletarian Sports Society, founded in the spring of 1923, became the first association of that kind in the entire USSR. The idea of its creation was voiced by Pavel Uralets (deputy head of the political secretariat of the SPD troops based in the Moscow District) among his fellows in the winter. The constituent assembly that was held on April 18, became Dynamo's official birthday. At the same time, the main attributes of the society had been approved: white-blue colors of the playing kit, flag and diamond-shaped sign.