Referees from USSR

Valeri Butenko
Intl. since: 1979
Hometown: Moscow
Butenko took charge of a match in the group stage of the 1986 World Cup. Valery Vladimirovich Butenko then was a citizen of the USSR. He retired in 1991 and had been a national re
Pavel Kazakov
Intl. since: 1963
Hometown: Moscow
A former international referee from the Soviet Union who took charge of two matches in the 1974 World Cup finals. He was also active at the 1972 Olympic Tournament.
Tofik Bakhramov
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Moscow / Baku
In 2004, Sir Geoff Hurst, the one who scored that controversial goal, unveiled the monument to Bakhramov in Baku in front of the renamed Tofik Bakhramov stadium. In a speech he sai
Nikolay Latychev
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
Latyshev in the middle, Leo Horn and Robert Davidson running the line. Czecholslovakia against Brazil and Leo Horn saw Djalma Santos handle the ball in his area. Horn flagged but L
Eldar Azim Zade
Intl. since:
Hometown:
According to a Spanish newspaper Azim Zade is an Ukrainian, but his name is Azeri, so he may have been from there. When he was from the Soviet Union Eldar Azim-Zade took charge of
Romualdas Yushka
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Representing the then Soviet Union, Romuladas Yashka took charge of a math in the 1984 European Championship. He is probably from Latvia (or Lithuania).
Anatoly Milchenko
Intl. since: 1979
Hometown: Tbilisi
Milchenko is head of the referee inspection at the Georgian Football Federation and was elected "best referee of the 20th century".
Karlo Kruashvili
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: Tbilisi
Georgian referee Karlo Kruashvili took charge of 160 matches in the Soviet Union's first league. he was a FIFA referee in the 1970s. Karlo Kruashvili died in 2002.
Yuriy Savchenko
Intl. since:
Hometown:
From the Ukraine in the (then) Soviet Union. Yuriy Savchenko took charge of a match in the 1985 u20 World Cup.
Valentin Lipatov
Intl. since: 1974
Hometown: Moscow
Valentin Gregorovich Lipatov born in 1932. He was a referee from 1961 and entered the highest Soviet League 7 years later. In 1974 he got his FIFA badge. Lipatov was voted best r
Miroslav Stupar
Intl. since: 1980
Hometown: Moscow
Miroslav Stupar, born in the a former Soviet Union, is mostly remembered for his officiating of the 1982 World Cup match in Spain between France and Kuwait.
Velodi Miminoshvili
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Vladimir Rudnev
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
Vladimir Rudnev took charge of a match at the 1976 Olympic Tournament.
Anatoly Ivanov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Leningrad
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Kestutis Andziulis
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Kaunas
Lithuanian referee from the (then) Soviet Union. Active internationally in the 1960s
Anvar Zverev
Intl. since: 1968
Hometown: St Petersburg
Anvar Khusaniovich Zverev was an international referee from (then) Leningrad who took charge of 68 matches in the highest Soviet football League. He was voted best referee three ti
Viktor Jarkov
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Eduard Shklovsky
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown: Moscow
A player for the team of the railway line Moskow-Jaroslavl after the war, but not a very good one, Eduard Shklovsky picked up the whistle in the early 1960s. He officiated 85 match
Ivan Timoshenko
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rostov
Igor Timoshenko's son Andrey played for Dynamo and Spartak in the 1980s.
Ivan Lukianov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
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Sergei Alimov
Intl. since: 1961
Hometown: Moscow
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Alexandr Mushkowetz
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Georgi Bakanidze
Intl. since:
Hometown: Tblisi
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Vadim Juk
Intl. since:
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Elmar Saar
Intl. since:
Hometown: Tallin
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Nikolai Balakin
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kiev
Nikolai Nikolaevitch Balakin.
V Bogdanov*
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Yuriy Sergienko
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kharkov
A former Soviet Union, now Ukrainian, international referee active in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Nestor Josifovich Chkhatarashvili
Intl. since:
Hometown: Tbilisi
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Anatoly Petrovich Kadetov
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Petr Belov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Leningrad
One match for the 1964 European Championship.
Aleksandr Kokriakov
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Nikolai Khlopotkin / Kholopotin
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
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A Kirkov*
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Hometown:
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Alexandre Ziablikov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Leningrad
Off-side
Iosif Samusenkov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
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Vladimir Alov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Leningrad
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Viktor Zharkov
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Viktor Mikhajlovich Arkhipov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
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Vladimir Tolchovskiy
Intl. since:
Hometown: Alma Ata
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Alexander Menchikov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Moscow
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Vjacheslav Nikolaeich Morgunov
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Nikolai Krylov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kouibychev
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V N Morgounov
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Yuri Grigoriev
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Hometown: Baku
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Mikhail Pavlovich Dmitriev
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Mikhail Kusen
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Piotr Gavrilov
Intl. since:
Hometown: Sotchi
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N J Tschkhatachvilli
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Mikenis Rubenis
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Edgar Klavs
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Hometown: Riga
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Edgar Clavs
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Hometown: Riga
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Mikhail Beianin
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Vladimir Barachkov
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Yuriy Bocharov
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Hometown: Moscow
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Konstantin Demchenko
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Hometown: Moscow
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