CSKA Moscow (Russian: ЦСКА Москва; full name: English: Central Sports Army Club Moscow, Russian: Федеральное государственное учреждение Министерства обороны Российской Федерации Центральный спортивный клуб Армии) is a major Russian sports club based in Moscow. It is popularly referred to in the West as "Red Army" or "the Red Army team" because during the Soviet era, it was a part of the Armed Forces sports society, which in turn was associated with the Soviet Army. Now the historical CSKA sport club (aka "Big CSKA") still is a department of Russian Defense Ministry.
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