HONOURS

CHAMPIONS OF USSR (RUSSIA) (18 times): 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1969, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002.
SECOND PLACE IN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF USSR (RUSSIA): 1937, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1965, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997.
THIRD PLACE IN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF USSR (RUSSIA): 1938, 1945, 1952, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1999, 2003.
USSR (RUSSIA) CUP WINNERS (10 times): 1949, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999.
WINNERS OF EUROPEAN CUP HOLDERS CUP (2 times): 1984, 2000.
WINNERS OF SUPERCUP: 1984.

     The city of Moskow with nine million inhabitants population has all reasons to consider itself not only official but also sport capital of Russia (and USSR until 1991). We can say the same about water polo. Moskow clubs won together the main part of USSR (Russian) Championships as well as USSR (Russian) Cups. Moskow Proletariat Sport Organisation Dynamo was founded in April 1923. Water kinds of sport were brought into action practically from the very start. But rapid development of the concrete water polo section began after building of water station Dynamo near Krimsky Bridge in 1928. The first success belonged to 1949, when Dynamo Moskow won the final game of USSR Cup over VMS Leningrad in the city of Baku. But real acknowledgement came in the middle of 50-s, when muskovites were permanent champions of the country from 1955 till 1962 under the direction of Honoured coach of the USSR N.I.Malin. Repeated silver and bronze medalists of Olympic Games - P.Y.Mshvenieradze, B.D.Grishin, O.Bovin, V.Skok, Y.Grigorovsky, G.Chikvaniya, M.Ryzhak, Y.Shliapin, A.Kartashev, V.Novikov played in 50-s and 60-s for Dynamo and Soviet Team.

     The achievements of our water polo club during last two decades are great. Dynamo gained 8 Championships and 9 National Cups of the country. Team players E.B.Grishin, M.V.Ivanov, and G.P.Mshvenieradze became Olympic Champions in Moskow 1980. Soon it was first victory in the European Competition over Jug Dubrovnik by two wins 12-5 home and 8-7 away in Yugoslavia in 1984 European Cup Holders Cup Final. The same year Dynamo defeated European Champions Cup Holders Vasas Budapest 15-9 in Barcelona in European Supercup. As a matter of fact this match ended in a 9-9 draw, but Moskow club scored 6 clear goals at extra-time. The club changed the name to Dynamo-Olimpiysky in 1998. And already in 1999 team took third place in Final tournament of European Champions League in Neapol Italy. Long-awaited success in European Cup Holders Cup came next year 2000. Accurately clearing all their way to Final Dynamo-Olimpiysky defeated there Italian Rari Nantes Florentina from Florence by sum of two games in aggregate.