By William D. Frank
William D. Frank’s publication is the 1st accomplished research of the way the Soviet executive interpreted the game of snowboarding as a cultural, ideological, political and social instrument during the process seven a long time. before everything, the Soviet Union owned biathlon, and so the tales of either the kingdom and the development are inseparable. throughout the author’s detailed viewpoint on biathlon as a former nationally-ranked competitor and present professor of Soviet historical past, Everyone to Skis! will entice scholars and students of Russian and Soviet historical past in addition to to normal readers with an curiosity in snowboarding and the advance of twentieth-century sport.
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