FC Dynamo Moscow is a Russian football club based in Khimki, Moscow Oblast. Dynamo has returned to the Russian Premier League for the 2017–18 season after one season in the second-tier Russian Football National League.
Dynamo was the only club that had always played in the top tier of Soviet football (along with Dynamo Kyiv) and of Russian football from the end of the Soviet era until they were relegated in 2016. Despite this, it has never won the modern Russian Premier League title and won Russian Cup only once, in the season of 1994–95.
During the Soviet era, it was affiliated with the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs – The Soviet Militia) and with the KGB and was a part of Dynamo sports society. Chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus NKVD, Lavrentiy Beria, was a patron of the club until his downfall.
From 10 April 2009 the VTB Bank has been the owner of Dynamo after acquiring a 74% share in the club. Boris Rotenberg Sr. was chairman until he resigned on 17 July 2015. On 29 December 2016, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to buy VTB Bank shares back for 1 ruble. On 14 February 2019, Dynamo Sports Society agreed to sell the club back to VTB for 1 ruble.
Dynamo’s traditional colours are blue and white. Their crest consists of a blue letter “D,” written in a traditional cursive style on a white background, with “Moscow” written below it, partially covering a football underneath. The club’s motto is “Power in Motion,” initially proposed by Maxim Gorky, the famous Russian author, who was once an active member of the Dynamo sports society. Source: Wikipedia