Today in History, July 31
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 01 2013 00:00
- Last edited 08:06
The Central Lenin Stadium during the 1980 Summer Olympics.
The Central Lenin Stadium opened in Moscow 57 years ago today, on July 31, 1956. The stadium — now known as the Luzhniki Stadium — has already hosted a number of international events and in August is set to host the 2013 IAAF World Championship in Athletics.